School-Based Health Centers
School-Based Health Center at the Oxford Hills Middle School
100 Pine Street, South Paris, Maine 04281
School-Based Health Center at the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School
256 Main Street, South Paris, Maine 04281
Stephens Memorial Hospital provides high-quality health care in SAD #17 at school-based health centers (SBHCs) - augmenting school nurse services. Two SBHCs are available to students at Oxford Hills Middle School (grades 7-8) and Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School (grades 9-12). SBHCs provide care while keeping students in school and learning. This model of care significantly reduces ER visits, absenteeism, and the burden on parents to miss work to seek care for children.
Dr. Kate Herlihy, Board-Certified Pediatrician, and Emily Karonis, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, both of Western Maine Pediatrics, provide care at the SBHC. In addition, our team collaborates with the student's parents and primary care physician, and school nurses. Dr. Kate Herlihy of Western Maine Pediatrics is the program's Medical Advisor.
School-based health centers (SBHCs) provide a variety of health care services. Providing these health care services directly in schools allows for easy access and scheduling and saves time for students and parents/guardians. Services include:
- Routine physical exams, including sports physicals
- Diagnosis and treatment of illness such as: cold, sore throat, headache, rash
- Treatment of minor injuries
- Vision, dental and blood pressure screenings
- Vaccinations (shots)
- Health education, counseling and wellness promotion
- Nutrition education and weight management
- Prescribing of medicines as needed
- Behavioral health services by referral
- Referral for health care services which cannot be provided at the SBHC
- Health risk screenings
Students do not need to be a patient at Western Maine Health to enroll in the SBHC program. Our team will coordinate care and insurance coverage with your provider. Enrollment forms can be completed and submitted online by clicking on the link below. Printed forms may be completed and returned to the health center, the school nurse, or your child's homeroom teacher.
Pre-Physical History Form
Please complete our online pre-physical history form prior to your appointment.