School-Based Health Center (Christiana Care)
Now Offering COVID-19 VaccinationsChristina School District high schools offers expanded health services through the District’s partnership with Christiana Care Health Services. The School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) will now offer reproductive health services and HIV testing and counseling services. These services will ONLY apply to those students whose parents/guardians have given written permission for them to access them, and only to students in grades 9-12. For more information, please read the Parent Letter on Expanded Health Services. Please also see theFrequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Students. Both documents are also linked below.
In-School Health CareBecause it's located right in school, SBHC help teens overcome many obstacles to receiving good health care - obstacles such as lack of transportation, inconvenient appointment times, or worries about cost and confidentiality. Your SBHC provides comprehensive medical and mental health care, treatment and health education, to promote a healthy lifestyle.Each SBHC is operated by a partnership that includes Christiana Care, your school district and the Delaware Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Social Services. Christiana Care is rated the No. 1 Quality Leader in the region by the National Research Corporation for the past two years.The SBHC's friendly staff work closely with your health care provider, parents and school nurse to create a health care resource you can rely on and trust. If you have not yet found a health care provider, the SBHC can help you locate one, using the free services of Christiana Care's referral service. Partnership in high school health centers throughout Delaware is just one part of Christiana Care's mission to improve the health of the people living in the community.
BenefitsHere are some of the benefits you should know about School-Based Health Centers. The SBHC provides, free of charge:
The SBHC does not provide hospitalization, x-rays or complex laboratory tests, does not distribute or prescribe birth control, and does not provide on-going treatment of complex medical or psychiatric problems.
- Physical examinations, whether they are routine, for sports or pre-employment
- Health screenings, including those for communicable infections
- Women's health care
- Treatment for minor illnesses and injuries
- Reproductive health services (grades 9-12 only)
- HIV testing and counseling
- Nutrition and weight management
- Individual, family, and group counseling
- Crisis intervention and suicide prevention
- Tobacco cession counseling
- Drug and alcohol abuse counseling and referral
- Outreach to at-risk youth
- Health and nutrition education
- Follow-up as requested by you family health care provider
Enroll Today!Enroll! If you are under 18, ask your parent or guardian to sign a consent form and complete a registration and health history form. Enrollment forms must be returned to the Wellness Center before any services will be provided.Your high school SBHC adheres to federal regulations governing the confidentiality of care. However, SBHCs encourage you to involve your parents or guardians in your wellness plans. Parents and guardians are invited to call with questions or arrange to visit the Wellness Center.
To sign up your child in the SBHC:
Up-to-date insurance information is needed if your child is insured. No co-pay, co-insurance or deductible will be charged to you and no one will be turned away based on ability to pay.
For your child to use the School-Based Health Center, you will need to complete and return the Registration packet. Please complete the Wellness Center Registration packet. You or your student may also pick one up in the School-Based Health Center, the Nurse’s office, the Main Office, or the Guidance Office. We cannot provide services to your child unless your signature is on the form.
Please know that your child's pediatrician or family doctor is still your child's main doctor. SBHC does not take the place of your child's pediatrician or family doctor, and SBHC doctors and nurses will work with your child's main doctor to care for your child. The SBHC offers services that may round out the care provided by your main doctor. When appropriate, and with your permission, we will try to share medical information with your child's doctor to prevent any duplication of health care services, and to take the best care of your child. If your child does not have a doctor, we can help you find one.
The SBHC staff thank you for your time. Together with you and your child's main doctor, we will work towards keeping your child healthy and in school. Please encourage your child's pediatrician or family doctor to call the SBHC with questions.
If you have questions or need more information, please call the Newark High School-Based Health Center at 302-369-1606. If no one answers, please leave a message. You will receive a call back during normal business hours, 7:30am-2:30pm, Monday through Friday, within 24 hrs.
To schedule an appointment at the SBHC:
Call 302-369-1606 to schedule an appointment. You can also schedule appointments by communicating with us in Schoology.
You can send the message to:
Misty Givens - our Administrative Assistant
Annie Hardy - our Nurse Practitioner Coordinator.
If you have a medical emergency, please call 911.
If you have a mental health emergency, please call Child Priority Response 24 hr Crisis Line 800-969-4357.
For immediate medical concerns contact your Primary Care Provider or visit a Medical Aid Unit.
NEWARK HIGH SCHOOL SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTER
750 East Delaware Avenue
Newark, DE 19711
Email NHS SBHC (Email is only responded to during office hours.)
HOURS Monday-Friday 7:30 am-2:30 pm
APPOINTMENT HOURS 8:00 am-2:00 pm
All students enrolled at the school may use the SBHC regardless of income or health care coverage. You must be registered with the SBHC to use the services, and the registration link can be found below.