SCHOOL BASED HEALTH CENTER
Nevada Health Centers
Bower School-Based Health Center
Location: Student Parking Lot
Hours: 7:00am - 4:00pm (closed 12-1pm) Thursday
Nevada Health Centers Bower School-Based Health Center at Basic Academy offers primary care and preventive health services to children of the Clark County School District. The center originally opened in 2004 and is named in honor of community supporters Dr. Joel Bower and his late wife, Carol, long-standing advocates for area school-aged children and their families.
Located on the campus of Basic Academy for International Studies in Henderson, NV, the Bower School-Based center creates a close connection between healthcare and education in Nevada’s largest metropolitan area.
SBHC LOCATION & CONTACT INFORMATION
The SBHC is located in a portable module in the student parking lot on the north end of the Basic Academy campus (400 North Palo Verde Drive). The SBHC phone number is 702-636-5400. Walk-ins are welcome, but if you'd like to make an appointment, please call 702-636-5400. The SBHC is open from 7:00am to 12:00pm, on Mondays and Thursdays.
Treatment for minor illnesses and injuries (headaches, colds, etc.)
Management of chronic illnesses (asthma, allergies, etc.)
Pre-participation sport, camp, Head Start & ROTC physicals
Immunizations (ACIP recommendations)
WHO CAN RECEIVE SERVICES FROM SBHC?
Services provided by the SBHC are available to students ages 4 - 19 regardless of their insurance status. All students must have written parent/guardian permission to be seen at the SBHC. Consent forms are available from the SBHC directly or from the Consent Forms section below.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
Q: Why should I fill out the treatment form for the SBHC if my family already has a family physician? The SBHC is available for all students, whether or not they have insurance. The SBHC does not treat any student/child without a hard copy of the Consent Form on the premises. The SBHC can treat illness such as stomach aches, headaches, menstrual cramps and other minor illnesses and send the student back to class. This reduces absences from class and the need for additional make-up work for the student and faculty.
Q: I have health insurance; can my child still be seen at the SBHC? Yes, no one is denied medical treatment at the SBHC. If your child requires a medication for treatment, a prescription will be provided by the provider at the clinic.
Q: What if my family/child has no medical insurance? This is one of the main reasons why the SBHC was founded. The SBHC is ready to fulfill the medical needs for this type of student. Medical care is provided at NO cost to any student within the Clark County School District as well as to siblings from ages 3 to 19. The SBHC is able to provide some medications for treatment of minor illness; asthma related issues, as well as immunizations.
Q: My child needs a sports/Scout physical; can he/she get one at the SBHC? Yes. This is the only service that has a fee. The SBHC charges $25.00 for the physical. The student must have an appointment for this service. The fee must be prepaid at the Basic Academy bank. The school bank accepts credit/debit cards & cash as payment. A receipt of payment must be brought in with the student at the time of the physical.
Q: How do I obtain the consent/history form for my child? The consent form is provided to all students at Basic Academy on the first day(s) of school in their Back To School informational packet. The consent forms are also available in the Basic High School Nurse's office, directly from the SBHC or from this website (see links below).
Q: What other types of services are provided by the SBHC? Referrals to specialists once established care in a medical home, behavioral health, and a list of resources for our patients and families
Q: Does the SBHC provide family planning services? No, the SBHC in cooperation with the CCSD does not provide any information for sex education, sexually transmitted infections or family planning, nor does it provide contraceptives. The SBHC will schedule with Nevada Health Centers medical home and newly assigned provider.
SBHC CONSENT FORMS
ABOUT NEVADA HEALTH CENTERS
Nevada Health Centers (NVHC) is the Silver State's largest community health provider operating more than 18 community health centers; seven Women, Infants and Children offices; and two mobile health programs: the Mammovan, which provides screening mammograms to women in need; and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, which offers preventive and restorative dental care to children and the Nevada Children’s Health Project, geared to provide care to youth in Las Vegas. NVHC is designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center and receives a portion of its funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration, or HRSA, to help provide services to individuals, families and communities in need. Our facilities are located across the state of Nevada, in communities like Jackpot, Wendover and Elko, and in large urban centers like Las Vegas and its surrounding communities. To learn more about Nevada Health Centers, please visit www.nvhealthcenters.org or call 800-787-2568.