School-Based Health in Caswell County
Welcome to the Compassion Health Care Mobile School-Based Health Center – Your Trusted Partner in Child Health and Well-Being.
Meet Your School-Based Health Provider
Meredith Harris, FNP-C is CHC’s School-Based Health Center provider. As a Family Nurse Practitioner certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Meredith brings a unique blend of expertise and compassion to her role. With a commitment to delivering quality healthcare services to our children, she is poised to make a significant impact on the health and wellness of the students in our community of Caswell County, NC.
Meredith will be a friendly and familiar face, working collaboratively with students, parents, and school staff to address healthcare needs directly on-site. Her dedication to the health of our students will contribute to the overall well-being of our school community.
See her full bio here.
We aim to provide accessible and comprehensive healthcare services to the students of Caswell County, NC, right where they learn and thrive. The Mobile School-Based Health Center is a dynamic initiative designed to bring your child’s healthcare directly to the heart of the community.
Bridget Noble, Patient Services Representative
Meet Our Team
At the heart of our CHC Mobile School-Based Health Center’s mission is our exceptional team of compassionate professionals. Each member of our Mobile Unit team is dedicated to fostering a culture of well-being and ensuring that our students receive the highest quality of care. Get to know the faces behind the care.
Compassion Health Care is dedicated to breaking down barriers to healthcare access, especially for the younger members of our community. Our Mobile School-Based Health Center is a testament to our commitment to providing high-quality, convenient, and comprehensive healthcare services directly to the heart of our local schools. We believe that every student deserves access to top-notch healthcare without the burden of travel or disruption to their academic routine. Our Mobile School-Based Health Center is designed to deliver a range of healthcare services, focusing on preventive care, early intervention, and health education.
Our experienced healthcare professionals are dedicated to delivering high-quality primary care services for our children. From routine check-ups to managing chronic conditions, we focus on promoting a healthy and thriving student population.
Ensuring the well-being of our students is our top priority. We offer a range of vaccinations to protect against preventable diseases, supporting a safe and healthy school environment.
Early detection is key to maintaining good health. Our health screenings for children cover a variety of assessments. Identifying potential concerns early allows for prompt intervention and support.
Why School-Based Health?
- Convenience: We come to our children. No need to worry about transportation – our mobile unit visits schools across Caswell County, making healthcare easily accessible, which is part of our mission and vision.
- Comprehensive Care: From routine vaccinations to comprehensive well-checks, our services are designed to meet the unique healthcare needs of our children.
- Community Focus: We are deeply rooted in the Caswell County community. Our team is committed to fostering a healthy and vibrant environment for all students.
How it Works
- Schedule: View our calendar below to see when the Mobile Health Center will be visiting your child’s school. This schedule is subject to change, so please call to confirm availability at (336) 694-9331, ext 257.
- Visit Us: Appointments are highly encouraged. You can make your appointment by calling (336) 694-9331, ext. 257.
- Spread the Word: Help us reach more families by sharing information about our services with friends, family, and fellow parents.
- Volunteer: Join our efforts to support the health and well-being of Caswell County students. Contact us to learn about volunteer opportunities.
- Monday - North Elementary8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
- Tuesday - Oakwood Elementary8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
- Thursday Morning - Stoney Creek Elementary8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
- Thursday Afternoon - South Elementary1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
- Friday Morning - Dillard Middle School8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
- Friday Afternoon - BY High School1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
View the SBHC Calendar
SBHC Frequently Asked Questions
What is a School-Based Health Center (SBHC)?
SBHCs boost student well-being, attendance, and learning with on-site healthcare. School-Based Health Centers offer affordable, quality medical care, catching issues early to prevent dropouts and keep kids focused. School-Based Health Centers deliver accessible, quality care, leading to fewer tardies, absences, and discipline problems, and ultimately, higher graduation rates. By prioritizing prevention and early intervention, they empower students to stay healthy and thrive. Skip the doctor’s office, not the class! School-Based Health Centers bring essential medical services right to school, meaning quicker care, more time for learning, and fewer missed days. They help students stay healthy and focused, paving the way for success.
What services are provided at a SBHC?
The SBHC brings a mobile medical team to your child’s school campus. Beyond a medical office, the SBHC serves as a comprehensive wellness hub on campus. We offer a full range of health services, including acute care and preventive care from a team of healthcare professionals and admin staff to provide holistic support for students’ well-being.
Who does the SBHC Program Serve?
The SBHC program opens its doors to all students in Caswell County Schools. Imagine the convenience of getting the care you need right at school! The SBHC program makes it easy for students and staff in Caswell County to access essential healthcare services, including checkups, screenings, and more. And guess what? Faculty, staff, and student’s families can also receive care from the SBHC, creating a healthier and happier school environment for everyone.
How is this different than a school nurse?
The SBHC does not change the role of the school nurse. They will continue to provide healthcare services within the school as they currently do. The SBHC provides the same care that you or your child would receive from a doctor’s office.
Is there a charge for services provided by the SBHC?
Yes, services are provided in accordance with the same fee schedule used in our medical center. We accept all insurance including Medicaid, Medicare, and Tricare. Don’t worry, if you don’t have insurance, we offer a sliding fee based on your family’s financial situation. Our sliding fee information can be found HERE.
For a student to participate in SBHC services, we need a parent or guardian’s permission. Just fill out a registration form and tell us about your health insurance (if you have any).
What is the impact of the SBHC?
- The SBHC brings healthcare directly to campus, eliminating transportation woes and other obstacles that often prevent students from getting the care they need. It can also help reduce health disparities by providing healthcare services to underserved populations.
- By making healthcare accessible and comprehensive, the SBHC invests in the well-being of students, faculty, and families creating a more vibrant and thriving learning environment for all.
Do students have to change their Primary Care Provider (PCP) to use the SBHC?
No – Compassion Health Care’s SBHC provides healthcare services to students, faculty, staff, and families without having to switch healthcare providers. If a parent of a student wishes to switch from a current provider to one of CHC’s providers, that is an option, but not necessary.
Are there conditions that the SBHC does not treat?
We’re equipped to handle most situations within our mobile health clinic, from acute care, and checkups to immunizations, and minor injuries. Need something more specialized? A referral to specialty care can be made for more complex conditions as appropriate.
STUDENT PATIENT REGISTRATION ONLINE
To make things even easier, we offer a quick and easy way to submit your student’s patient registration application. Submissions are HIPAA-compliant and encrypted.
Have questions or need more information? Feel free to reach out to us. We’re here to support the health and wellness of Caswell County students.
Phone: (336) 694-9331, ext. 257