Bringing the Lynn Community Health Center into your school!
The School-Based Health Center program is a collaboration between Lynn Community Health Center and Lynn Public Schools to make access to healthcare easier and more convenient for the children and teens of Lynn. We do this by bringing the clinic into the schools!
All services provided are designed to meet the special developmental, socio-emotional and accessibility needs of children and teens.
The SBHCs are satellite clinics of the Lynn Community Health Center. This provides patients of the SBHCs with access to a broad range of specialty services, health promotion and health education services, as well as access to the on-call after-hours services at LCHC.
To enroll as a patient at a school-based health center, you must be enrolled as a student in the school where the health center is located. Parents must sign a parental consent form for students to receive services; consent remains valid across schools.
What services does a School-Based Health Center provide?
Medical Services include:
- Yearly physical exams
- Sick visits for illness, injury, and infection (sore throat, cough, flu, etc)
- Rapid testing for various illnesses
- Prescriptions and prescription refills
- Asthma and other chronic illnesses
- Weight management
- Health education
- Referrals to specialists as needed
- Coordination with Behavioral Health Care
Additional services for middle and high school students, including:
- Sports exams
- Contraceptive counseling
- Menstrual problems
- Screenings for STIs
- Pregnancy counseling and referral to prenatal care
Behavioral Health Care Services can support youth in addressing issues that impact their wellbeing and functioning, including:
- Learning how to express and cope with feelings
- Building healthy relationships with others
- Supporting positive identity development
- Increasing school engagement
- Building positive community connections
- Providing a safe space for youth to process stressors/concerns
- Addressing substance use
- Navigating change and loss
- Supporting LGBTQIA+ students
- Addressing mental health issues
- Medication management
School Based Health Centers are committed to providing affirming, inclusive, culturally responsive care to empower youth and families as they work toward improving their health and wellbeing. As a School Based Health Center program, we are committed to promoting health equity with an understanding of the impact of trauma and racism.
The School-Based Health Centers are open when school is open. If you get sick and the School-Based Health Center is closed, you can call 781-581-3900 (Lynn Community Health Center) and a nurse will talk with you.
In an emergency, please call 911.
Brickett Elementary School* – (781) 691-9418
Callahan Elementary School* – (781) 691-9449
Cobbet Elementary School* – (781) 691-7152
Connery Elementary School – (781) 691-7159
Drewicz Elementary School* – (781) 691-9480
Fallon Elementary School* – (781) 586-6691
Ford Elementary School* – (781) 691-9416
Harrington Elementary School – (781) 477-7086
Ingalls Elementary School – (781) 593-0734
Tracy Elementary School* – (781) 691-9415
Washington Elementary School* – (781) 691-9492
* Behavioral Health services only
Middle and High Schools:
- Confidential care means that you can safely ask questions and receive certain types of healthcare without an adult present. This is so you can have open conversations about sensitive topics.
- Privacy is important in healthcare and confidentiality (privacy) is kept as long as you are safe. We encourage you to speak with your parent or guardian to help you make your decisions, but we will protect your privacy as long as you are not going to hurt yourself and no one is hurting you.
- Confidential care visits include: Pregnancy Testing
- Emergency Contraception
- Birth Control
- Other reproductive health issues and prevention
How do I keep myself safe?
- The first step in keeping yourself safe is to know if you are in a healthy relationship
- Have a trusted adult you feel comfortable talking to! This can be a parent, guardian, aunt, uncle, older cousin, sibling, teacher, therapist, counselor, or your health care provider
- Come talk to us at Teen Health at your School Based Health Center!