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School Based Health Clinic (SBHC)

It is our pleasure to introduce to you the Union General Hospital School Based Health Clinic (SBHC).  We look forward to serving the children and families of the Union County School System. With the SBHC, our desire is to be available for your children’s health care needs. 

What is a school based health center (SBHC)?

  • Union General Hospital SBHC is a comprehensive Primary Care site located at Blue Mountain Family Practice.  The doctors’ offices of High Mountain Healthcare (Dr. Thompson and Dr. Nunn), Dr. Wiles, and Dr. Breedlove are also participating providers.

  • Only students and staff at Union County Schools can be served at this time.

What services will SBHC offer?

  • Care for acute illnesses (i.e., sore throat, earache, colds, rashes, eye infections)

  • Minor injuries (i.e., scrapes and muscle strains)

How do I enroll my child with SBHC?

  • Fill out the health questionnaire and consent forms. These can be found on the UC School website or UGH website (the link is at the bottom of this page)

  • Give a copy of your insurance card to the SBHC.

What if my child is enrolled with Medicaid, WellCare or PeachState?

The SBHC is a part of several insurance plans including the Georgia Medicaid, WellCare, Amerigroup, and PeachState. Please provide a copy of your insurance card front and back for billing purposes.

What if my child is enrolled with a private insurance plan?

Please provide a copy of your insurance card front and back in order to verify if you can use your card at the school site.

What if my child does not have health insurance?

You may be eligible for free or low-cost insurance offered through the State of Georgia.  Without proper documentation of insurance, you may be financially responsible for services rendered. 

When is SBHC open?

  • Monday-Friday, during school hours, when school is in session

Does a parent/guardian have to be present?

  • Parents/guardians are required to attend all specialty care appointments.

  • Parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to be present when a primary care provider is treating a child for an acute illness.

  • If a parent/guardian cannot be present, a representative from the clinic will make contact with the parent/guardian to inform them of what happened during appointment.

  • Parents/guardians are expected to follow up with the SBHC or provider with any questions about the child’s appointment.

We are excited to offer these services to you this year.  Please contact your school nurse with any questions you may have.

 

Thank you,

Union General Hospital, Inc.                                                                                                           

*Click here for the School Based Health Clinic Paper Work*