The King Student Health Center is a multi-service clinic that has
been established as a partnership between Portland’s Health & Human
Services Department - Public Health Division, Portland Public Schools,
Maine Medical Center, Community Counseling Center and Beth Stilphen,
LCPC to provide more accessible physical, dental and mental health care
to Portland’s children. The goal is to keep students healthy and in
school. If your child already has a regular doctor, dentist or
mental health provider, he/she can still utilize Student Health Center
services. When there is a regular provider involved with a
child’s care, the work of the Student Health Center is to supplement
and complement the services of these core providers and communicate with
them on an on-going basis as appropriate. There is no requirement to
use all of the services offered at the health center. Some children may
use only one type of service or be seen just once while others may
access all three types of services (physical, dental and mental health)
and be seen several times.
King Middle School student with a completed and parent-signed enrollment
form on file (see the right side of this page) may use the services of
the Student Health Center throughout the current school year. We will
allow one initial visit to the Health Center with a verbal consent from
the parent, but thereafter, a signed consent is required before a
student can continue to access services.
most cases, students are first seen by the school nurse or social
worker and referred on to the Student Health Center services as
appropriate with a pass that releases them from class. Services are
offered by appointment, but often same-day slots can be accommodated for
students with acute care needs. All students are entitled to unlimited
use of the Health Center throughout the school year.
A few of the services offered at the Student Health Center are listed below.
- Treatment of acute illness or minor injury (sore throats, brochitis, muscle strain, etc.)
- Management of chronic health conditions (acne, asthma, allergies, etc.)
health services including risk assessment and counseling, testing and
treatment of sexually transmitted infections, birth control services for
sexually active students, pregnancy testing
- Physical exams and immunizations
- Preventive dental services (screening, cleaning, fluoride, sealants, etc.; not restorative treatment)
- Psychiatric evaluations and follow-up
Student Health Center staff consists of a pediatrician, nurse
practitioner, dental hygienist, oral health care manager and two clinic
assistants. Counseling services are available at the school by a
licensed mental health professional. Community Counseling Center
offers psychiatric evaluations and follow-up provided by a psychiatrist
or psychiatric nurse practitioner. The school nurse and social workers
are not employees of the Student Health Center, but work closely with
them as team members to coordinate student referrals into the clinic and
assist with follow-up as needed.
Student Health Center invites parents to be an integral part of a
student’s health care. Parents are welcome to call or make an
appointment to come in to the Student Health Center anytime during the
school year with questions or concerns about their child’s health or
accompany them to a Health Center visit as appropriate. Staff will make
every effort to inform parents about their child’s diagnosis and
treatment when appropriate. See section on confidentiality below for
more information regarding staff-parent communication.
Cost for Physical Health Services
able, we will be billing most private insurances as well as
MaineCare/Medicaid. Currently, there are no co-pay fees, but families
may be billed for Student Health Center services not covered by their
insurance. Additionally, the cost of services provided outside the
Student Health Center, such as prescriptions, lab work or diagnostic
tests, are the responsibility of the student’s family. For those
families who do not have health insurance for their child, the Student
Health Center staff can assist with making an application for MaineCare
coverage. No student will be denied services due to lack of insurance coverage or inability to pay.
Cost for Dental Health Services
able, we will be billing MaineCare/Medicaid for dental services, but
are currently unable to bill private insurance. If students have
private insurance or are uninsured, there currently is no fee. In the
future, we hope to be able to bill privately insured students if/when
this opportunity arises. The cost of any dental treatment services
provided outside the Student Health center such as x-rays, fillings,
extractions and other restorative care, are the responsibility of the
student’s family. Once again, no student will be denied services due to lack of insurance coverage or inability to pay.
Cost for Mental Health Services
possible, MaineCare or private insurance will be billed for mental
health counseling. There will be no co-pay for these services. Community
Counseling Center will be billing for both privately insured students
and those who have MaineCare/Medicaid coverage for psychiatric visits.
There may be co-pays associated with the delivery of these services. A
sliding fee scale may be used for students who lack health insurance
coverage. Once again, no student will be denied services due to lack of insurance coverage or inability to pay.
law, all medical, dental and mental health information kept in any
student’s clinic health record is confidential and will remain locked at
the Health Center site. Health records will only be released from the
Student Health Center with written consent from the parent, legal
guardian or student as appropriate. Whenever possible, students are
encouraged to share their health concerns and treatment information with
their parents. However, please note that the law allows minors to seek
services from health care providers for issues related to reproductive
health, mental health or substance abuse without requiring parental
notification. (22 M.R.S.A. can be found at http://janus.state.me.us/legis/statutes/22/title22ch0sec0.html
) In cases where abuse or neglect is suspected, the appropriate
authorities will be notified as required by law. In crisis situations,
such as when a student is actively considering suicide, the parent will
be notified and immediate crisis intervention will be sought.
Hours of Service
Student Health Center is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the
school week. The hours of operation vary depending on the type of
service being offered. During weekends, school vacations and holidays,
the Student Health Center will be closed. We encourage you to contact
your child’s regular doctor or health care provider if a health need
arises during those times.
For Further Information
Listed below are phone numbers to call for further information about the King Student Health Center and how to enroll.
- Portland Public Health Division 874-8919
- King Student Health Center 756-8499
- Laura McNeill, school nurse 874-8140
- Theresa Puckett, school social worker 874-8140
Information about the Student Health Centers for Parents who speak English as a Second Language
Please call 874-8784 if
you would like a translated copy of Student Health Center information
sheet and enrollment form. Information can be sent to you in one of the
following languages: Acholi, Arabic, French, Khmer, Nuer, Somali,
Spanish, Russian or Vietnamese English.
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Information concernant les Centres de Santé de l' Etudiant pour les parents qui parlent l'Anglais comme une seconde langue.
d'appeler 874-8784 si vous voulez avoir une copie traduite de
l'information sur le Centre de Santé de l'Etudiant et un formulaire
d'nscription. L'information peut vous être envoyée dans l'une des
langues suivantes: Acholi, Arabic, French, Khmer, Nuer, Somali,
Espagnole, Russe, and Vietnam.
Información acerca del Centro de Salud Estudiantil Para padres quienes hablan ingles como segunda lengua.
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