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Century School-Based Health Center is open and can serve any Hillsboro District student or staff member.  If you have any questions about the SBHC, you may e-mail Janelle Danskey or call 503-844-2840 for an appointment. The SBHC does bill insurance and operates on a sliding fee scale for those who do not have insurance. They also partner with Healthy Kids to help families apply for Oregon Health Plan insurance. All staff at the SBHC speak Spanish fluently.

Regular school-year hours for SBHC are Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm.

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School-Based Health Center



In 2009, the Hillsboro School District, in collaboration with the Washington County Commission on Children and Families, was awarded a school-based health center planning grant from the state of Oregon. Following that year of initial exploration and community meetings, it was determined that Hillsboro would seek to open a school-based health center, so year two of the planning grant was initiated with efforts focused on identifying a location--ultimately determined to be Century High School. At the same time, a federal grant application was submitted and awarded for the purchasing and siting of the building itself.

Throughout the 2011-12 school year, efforts were under way to secure proposals for the building and site work that would match our resources. After three rounds of RFPs the District finally received workable bids, and, at their August 28, 2012, meeting, the Hillsboro School Board unanimously approved the bids, allowing the work to officially begin.

The school-based health center will open in March 2013.

School-based health centers have a 25-year history in Oregon and there are currently 63 operating centers across the state. Centers are run independently of the school district and even of the school whose grounds they occupy, but schools and other community organizations are integral partners. Early on, Tuality Healthcare agreed to be a major benefactor, and since then we have secured Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center to serve as the medical sponsor. Virginia Garcia and LifeWorks Northwest will manage and staff the center, and handle all billing for services. Generous grants have also been received from the Kaiser Community Foundation at Northwest Health Foundation, and PacificSource Charitable Foundation. Other partners include Lifeworks Northwest, Washington County Mental Health, and several others.

Charles Ashou

cashou@vgmhc.org

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center School-Based Health Center Manager

503-352-8628

 

Jami Fordyce

jfordyce@vgmhc.org

Assistant Manager, Century School-Based Health Center

 

Ivan Wang

iwang@vgmhc.org

Medical Provider (Physician Assistant)

 

Arden Bryce

abryce@vgmhc.org

Mental Health Provider (MA, LPC, NCC)

 

Iliana Tecum-Morales

itecum@vgmhc.org

Office Medical Assistant

503-844-2840

 

Idolina Gallegos

Back-up Office Medical Assistant

igallegos@vgmhc.org

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