In partnership with Axis Health System, the School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) offer a practical and affordable approach to bringing healthcare services to students during school hours. These integrated, primary healthcare clinics are available within Durango School District 9-R at both Durango High School and Florida Mesa Elementary and offer quality physical and behavioral health services to all 9-R students and their siblings.
Students will be billed for services provided in accordance with any insurance benefits they have or as self pay if not covered by insurance. Access to care is not restricted based on the ability to pay. A sliding fee discount program is available to those students that qualify.
Screening and education of normal growth and adolescent physical development, screening for high risk behaviors, teaching breast and testicular exams, screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, screening and treatment of normal vaginal infections, screening for menstrual irregularities, screening for cervical cancer and other family risk factors, HIV prevention and contraceptive counseling, prescribing and distribution
A licensed practical nurse serving as the SBHC coordinator, an administrative assistant, a nurse practitioner who can diagnose and prescribe and a behavioral health consultant who provides behavioral/mental health education and consulting, crisis evaluation, and short-term therapies. Other local medical providers may be added as pro bono or funded arrangements are developed for example, appointment with a dermatologist, or allergist.
What does my student need to be seen at a SBHC?
An enrollment packet, with a consent for treatment signed by a student’s parent or guardian, is required prior to a student being allowed to access to healthcare services (including family planning, mental health, and substance abuse) at the SBHCs. Please complete, sign, and return the following forms along with your student’s registration materials:
What are the hours at the SBHC?
Here are details on SBHC summer hours and how to make an appointment:
• DURANGO HIGH SCHOOL, 2390 Main Ave., Durango o Walk-ins are welcome, but an appointment is strongly recommended. Call (970) 375-3832. The entrance is just south of the school’s front doors.
• FLORIDA MESA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 216 Hwy 172, Durango o Walk-ins are welcome, but an appointment is strongly recommended. The entrance is at the south side of the building.
Both SBHCs at Florida Mesa Elementary and Durango High School offer full immunizations on site required for school, and same day appointments are often available. Read about new state requirements regarding student immunizations for the 2016-17 school year here.
Appointments and walk-ins welcome during regular school hours (after hours by phone). Call one of our School-Based Health Centers today to set up an appointment or get more information: