School & Adolescent Health




The Cincinnati Health Department's Division of School & Adolescent Health Services coordinates health services, working hard to keep students healthy and ready to learn.

School-Based Health Centers

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School-Based Health Centers provide a comprehensive range of clinical services that specifically meet the serious health problems of young people in the community.

The medical provider is a nurse practitioner. Students may use these services as a site for acute health care visits or as an integral part of their medical home. The services provided include:

  • Routine physical exams, including sports and work physicals
  • Asthma and other chronic illness diagnosis and management
  • Acute illness and injury treatment
  • Immunizations
  • Routine lab tests
  • Prescription medications
  • Health education, counseling and wellness promotion
  • Fitness and nutrition education and counseling
  • Referrals for healthcare services not provided at the clinics, including mental health and dental services


  • Oyler Elementary
  • Withrow Elementary
  • Academy of World Languages
  • Western Hills & Dater High School (2012-13)

Cincinnati Health Department has added school-based health centers to the existing clinic sites: Price Hill, Elm Street, Braxton-Cann, Northside, Millvale, and Crest Smile Shoppe.

Student Health Services        

  • HealthCheck Program: Perform physical exams at school and linkage with primary health care providers
  • Health assessments & referrals
  • Case management for acute and chronic health problems
  • Immunization compliance audits and vaccinations
  • Screenings: Vision, hearing, BMI and dental
  • Consultation/collaboration with primary care providers and school staff
  • Health education and counseling
  • Coordination with families, health professionals and community agencies
  • Collaboration with community partners to address pressing public health problems: obesity, dental disease, mental health, access to care, covering the uninsured and disease preparedness.
  • Mentoring and training of School Health Assistants
  • Chief Medical Consultant for Cincinnati Public Schools