Clarkston community schools
health center - NSE

When students aren't feeling well, they have a harder time learning. Providing families with access to health care at school puts kids in a better position to learn. Through a unique partnership with Clarkston Medical Group, we can now accommodate most medical needs right here on campus.

According to the School-Based Health Alliance, school-based health centers like ours:

  • help students do better in school
  • increase high school graduation rates
  • decrease school discipline cases

Required Forms

Because illness is often unpredictable, parents who would like to take advantage of the center should complete their student medical information before an appointment is ever needed by downloading the attached information packet and returning it to school with a copy of the parent's driver's license and insurance card. If you would like your child to be eligible to receive care at the health center, please complete and return the completed forms and copies in an envelope.

For any students under 18 years of age, it is necessary to have parental consent for services to be provided. Parents will also be contacted at the time of service for permission.

FAQs

What Are the Benefits of School-Based Health Centers?

School-based health centers benefit students and the communities where they live in many ways. Check out the links below to learn more about school-based health centers, and the connections between student well-being and academic success.

What Services Are Offered?

We offer the following medical services through our partnership with Clarkston Medical Group:

  • Primary medical care – diagnosis and treatment of illnesses such as sore throats, earaches, colds, skin conditions, first aid, etc.
  • Physical exams and sports physicals (for students who currently do not see a doctor regularly)
  • Lab tests
  • Routine immunizations (Fall 2018)
  • Screenings for vision and, blood pressure
  • Prescriptions when needed
  • Referrals for counseling for mental health needs such as depression, eating disorders, anger control, stress, drug, and alcohol abuse
  • Insurance billing – Private insurance and Medicaid are accepted. Students without insurance can be seen as well.

We are pleased to be available for your student’s health needs and services will be provided by a certified nurse practitioner on the campuses of North Sashabaw Elementary School and Sashabaw Middle School two days per week.

If you would like your child to be eligible to receive care at the health center, please complete and return the health center enrollment forms in an envelope and include a copy of your child's insurance and your driver’s license. For any students under 18 years of age, it is necessary to have parental consent for services to be provided. Parents will also be contacted at the time of service for permission.

How Do I Register My Child?

Register Your Child

Step 1

Download and complete the Health Center Enrollment Forms (one set of forms per child).

Step 2

Make a copy of your insurance card and driver's license.

Step 3

Return forms and copies to the school health center in a sealed envelope.

Congratulations! Your child is now enrolled and you may contact the health center to make appointments for your child by calling 248.623.8100.

How Do I Make an Appointment?

Only students with signed consent and registration forms can be treated. Parents are welcome to accompany their student for scheduled appointments at the health center.

Call (248) 623-8100 to make an appointment for a routine check-up or well-patient visit. (If your child is sick, he or she should stay home and you should see your primary care physician as you normally would).

For unscheduled acute care visits that are the result of the onset of symptoms during the school day, we will notify the parents if a student needs to be seen by a provider. The parent may then consent to having the child seen in the health center. In the event the student already has a pediatrician or family doctor, a report of their visit at the school will be sent to your doctor.

Of course, parents are always free to pick up a sick child at school and seek medical care anywhere they choose, if they are not interested in utilizing the school health center.

Will My Child Be Seen Without My Permission?

We will always respect your wishes for the care of your child. Only students with signed consent and registration forms may be treated at the Clarkston Community Schools Health Center, and parents will always be contacted again prior to any student's visit.

To be clear, no student will ever be seen or treated for any reason without the knowledge and consent of the parent or guardian.

Can I Accompany My Child To An Appointment?

Parents are welcome to accompany their student for scheduled appointments at the health center. If that's not possible, parents can consent by phone for their child to be seen.

Only students with signed consent and registration forms can be treated; no student will ever be seen without parent permission.

How Will My Child's Medical Records Be Stored?

In order to enroll a student in this optional program, parents must first complete a 12-page registration packet that includes a complete health history, and return it in a sealed envelope with copies of a parent driver's license and insurance card (if applicable). Clarkston Medical Group will maintain these confidential records in accordance with HIPAA patient privacy standards.

How Will I Be Billed For Services?

Private insurance and Medicaid are accepted. Students without insurance can be seen as well.

What if My Child Needs a Prescription?

The nurse practitioner in our on-campus health center has the ability to write prescriptions when needed, and call them in to your pharmacy so your child can get back to feeling his or her best in no time.

Do You Offer Flu Shots?

While we do not offer routine immunizations at this time, we look forward to bringing this convenience to our students, faculty, and staff next fall (2018).

My Child is a CMG Patient, Do We Need to Complete Enrollment Forms?

Yes, you will need to complete all forms associated with the school health center in order to be seen on campus. This ensures we have the most up-to-date information on file, and that you have opted in to the program.

Local and State Health Care Resources

MICHILD

MIChild is a health insurance program provided through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). It is for uninsured children of Michigan's working families. MIChild services are provided by many HMOs and other health care plans throughout Michigan.

Medicaid

Clarkston Community Schools Health Center is a proud Medicaid provider. Are you enrolled in a Medicaid program or would you like to enroll? Here you can find out how to apply for benefits, learn about Medicaid programs, get help, and find links to other Medicaid topics.

CMG

Thanks to Erica Harding, MD, Medical Director for School Based Health Outreach, and Clarkston Medical Group for making this groundbreaking partnership possible. Visit CMG on the web for more information about their practice and services offered.

Bianca Green

Appointments

Health Center Provider
Bianca Green, Nurse Practitioner
P: 248.623.8100

Health Center Hours at NSE
Tuesdays from 12:30pm-4pm
Thursdays from 12:30pm-4pm

Partnering with Parents

We will always respect your wishes for the care of your child. Only students with signed consent and registration forms may be treated at the school health center and parents will always be contacted again prior to any student's visit.

To be clear, no student will ever be seen or treated for any reason without the knowledge and consent of the parent or guardian.

Funding and staffing for the Clarkston Community Schools Health Center are provided by the Clarkston Medical Group.