About Our Health Clinics / History:
The first school health center (SHC) in New Haven was established in 1981 with initial funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This SBHC known as the Body Shop, was a joint venture between the New Haven Board of Education, the Fair Haven Community Health Center and the Yale Adolescent Medicine Department. In 1986, after the grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ended, the Connecticut State Department of Public Health (DPH) awarded the Board of Education a grant to continue the School Based Health Center Program.
In the same year another DPH grant was secured to establish the second school based health center at Jackie Robinson Middle School (now King/Robinson K-8 Magnet School). Since then, another 13 health centers have opened in elementary, middle and high schools of the New Haven Public Schools. The New Haven School Based Health Centers Program is operated in collaboration with the following agencies:
Healthy Kids Make Better Learners
School Based Health Centers (SBHC) are committed to treating each child in a thorough, confidential manner and offering services in the best interest of the individual. SBHC staff shares a developmental approach to pediatric and adolescent health, respecting the age, cultural values and family life of every student. All children enrolled in the health center are entitled to receive services regardless of income or health insurance coverage.
It is our mission to help students learn about health practices that promote their health and well-being. Each SBHC emphasizes prevention and early identification and treatment of physical and mental health conditions. Consequently, staff is continually engaging students in the classroom with health education presentations, individual and group health activities, health screenings and various other health initiatives conducted in the schools. Equally important is the accessibility to our clinical services for treatment of acute and management of chronic illnesses, such as asthma and diabetes.
Permission and Privacy Forms
SHC Permission Form English
SHC Permission Form Spanish
SHC Brochure (English)
SHC Brochure (Spanish)
To access our services students must be enrolled in the school where the health center is located and have a parent/guardian permission form on file. The school-based health center provides the following services:
* these services are not available at Katherine Brennan school based health center.
Locations and phone numbers
Augusta Lewis Troup School (K-8)
Barnard Environmental Studies School (Pre-K-8)
Brennan Rogers School of Communications and Media (Pre-K-8)
Roberto Clemente Leadership Academy (K-8)
Clinton Avenue School (K-8)
Davis Street Arts and Academics School (Pre-K-8)
Fair Haven School (K-8)
Hill Central Music Academy (Pre-K-8)
John Martinez School (K-8)
King Robinson Inter-District Magnet School (Pre-K-8)
Lincoln Bassett School (K-6)
Mauro Sheridan Science, Tech. and Communications School (Pre-K-8)
Truman School (K-8)
Riverside Academy (9-12)
Hill Regional Career High School
James Hillhouse High School
Wilbur Cross High School