Century School Based Health Center News
February 1, 2019
School-Based Health Center Kaiser Roll-out
Students who have Kaiser or Kaiser OHP insurance can now be seen for illnesses and minor injuries, as well as sports physicals and urgent care at our Century school-based health center (SBHC). Advanced services will still need to be handled through the student’s primary care team at Kaiser. For additional information, please click the links below for the flyer.
Century School Based Health Center
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 School-Based Health Center Director Lacey Beaty or call 503-597-4580 for an appointment. The SBHC does bill insurance and operates on a sliding fee scale for those who do not have insurance. All staff at the SBHC speak Spanish fluently.
Satisfaction Survey - Parental Notification
Students between the ages of 12 and 19 who visit the SBHC may be asked to complete an anonymous survey after their visit. The survey asks about the student’s satisfaction and experience at the SBHC, as well as some general questions about their physical and mental health status. Students can refuse to take the survey and this will not affect their ability to get care at the SBHC. To see a copy of the survey, please go to the “SBHC Data Requirements” link on http://healthoregon.org/sbhc. If you have questions about the survey, please contact the SBHC State Program Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.[español] / [esconder]A los estudiantes de entre 12 y 19 años que visitan el Centro de Salud en la Escuela (School-Based Health Center o SBHC) se les puede pedir que contesten una encuesta anónima después de su visita. La encuesta hace preguntas sobre la satisfacción y la experiencia del estudiante en el SBHC y otras preguntas generales sobre su estado de salud física y mental. Los estudiantes pueden negarse a participar en la encuesta y esto no afectará su capacidad de recibir atención médica en el SBHC. Para ver una copia de la encuesta, por favor vaya al enlace "SBHC data requirements" en http://healthoregon.org/sbhc. Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre la encuesta, póngase en contacto con la Oficina estatal del Programa SBHC en email@example.com.
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 opened 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.
Learn More about school-based health centers.
School-Based Health Center Policy Revision on 2/27/18
At their meeting on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, the Hillsboro School Board voted to revise Policy JHC: Student Health Services and Requirements to allow for the provision of contraceptive services, in accordance with the law.
To accomplish this, the Board approved a vast simplification of the verbiage that was in the existing policy to now simply say that: "School-based health clinics will provide all health services in accordance with Oregon laws and the most current version of the Oregon School-Based Health Centers Standards for Certification."
Some key points about this revision are below:
- This policy revision does not impact the services provided within Hillsboro schools - no District nurse or school health assistant has the ability or authority to provide contraceptives or contraceptive prescriptions to students. This only applies to the school-based health center, which is a stand-alone building on Century High School's campus operated by the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center.
- In accordance with Oregon state law, students who are 15 or older are able to seek and consent to their own medical care at any health care facility.
- Students will be able to request contraceptives and contraceptive education in the course of an appointment with the school-based health center's medical provider.
- Depending on the type and availability of contraceptive requested, these will be provided on site (e.g. condoms, Norplant, patch, etc.) or via prescription (e.g. birth control pills).
- Condoms will not be available to simply walk in and grab from a bowl on the reception desk.
- Abortions are never conducted at school-based health centers.
Hours of Operation
Regular school-year hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closed 1/2 hour for lunch).
Main phone number: 503-597-4580
Located on the Century HS Campus:
1998 SE Century Blvd., Hillsboro, OR 97123
Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center
School-Based Health Center Director
Family Nurse Practitioner
Mental Health Provider
Andrea Tejeda Bucio
Office Health Assistant
Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Centers
SBHC Relations Manager