Eagle's Nest School Based Health Center (SBHC)

Mission
To promote quality healthcare to our youth by providing services and programs in school that assure that they are physically and emotionally prepared to take full advantage of their educational opportunities and experience a positive, healthy lifestyle.

Goals
To join MSAD 75 in its dedication to develop confident, healthy life-long learners.

To emphasize the role health and fitness play in confidence, interest, energy, and ability to learn.

To enable students to practice behaviors that lead to personal wellness.

How It Works

This program supplements the traditional school nurse services. As always, there are no charges associated with school nurse visits. The nurse practitioner and the school nurse work closely together to provide the best service to students.

The School-Based Health Center is located in the Nurse's Office and staffed by an administrative assistant. The nurse practitioner, who sees patients three days per week, is also available by phone if circumstances warrant.

Enrollment forms and information release forms are sent home on the first day of school. We accept new members throughout the school year. Forms are available for download at the bottom of this page, in the School-Based Health Center, Nurse's Office, SAO and Guidance Department.

Appointments can be made directly with the administrative assistant or through the school nurse. Every effort will be made to schedule all appointments during study halls or during a time that least impacts the student's schedule.

All mental health services are provided through a cooperative contract with Sweetser, Maine's most comprehensive behavioral health care organization for children, adults, and families. Separate forms for consent and insurance information are required. Sweetser does bill insurance and does require co-pays if required by your insurance plan.

Services

  • Diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses (sore throat, bronchitis, injuries, rashes, etc.)
  • Onsite lab tests for strep throat, urine tests
  • Referral to hospital for lab and X-ray services
  • Management of chronic conditions (asthma, diabetes, headaches, acne, etc.)
  • School sports and camp physicals
  • Coordination of care with student's primary care provider
  • Tobacco cessation/quit smoking, drug, alcohol referrals available
  • Alcohol and substance abuse referrals
  • Counseling services
  • Information on acquiring MaineCare
  • Assistance in finding a primary care provider if needed

Eligibility
With permission of parent or guardian, students of Mt. Ararat High School are eligible.
Students 18 years or older can sign themselves up for the SBHC.

Hours

The nurse practitioner is available: Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 7:30am - 1:30pm.

Payment/Billing

Annual Enrollment in the SBHC is Free.

Insurances billed : MaineCare, Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Cigna, Harvard Pilgram


Parents/guardians are very welcome to call the School-Based Health Center or the school nurse with questions or concerns about their child's health.

Maine state laws regarding parental consent for care are the same as they are at your doctor's office; parental consent is not required for the treatment of drug abuse, pregnancy testing, and testing for and treating sexually transmitted diseases.



MSAD 75 Eagle's Next School-Based Health Center
73 Eagles Way
Topsham, ME 04086

For more information, call 729-2951, ext. 264

Health Center Staff
Amy Pandya, Family Nurse Practitioner
Ann Chang, RN, M.Ed, School Nurse
Lynn Sirois,  Administrative Assistant




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