What We Do
Weirton Elementary Health Center is a division of CHANGE, Inc.’s Family Medical Care, a Federally Qualified Health Center. It is made possible through a partnership between Hancock County Board of Education and CHANGE, Inc. and is a state-of-the-art, school-based health center that provides primary care, dental screenings, and behavioral health care to students Pre-K through 4th grade.
Weirton Elementary Health Center is the first school-based health center in the region, and is located within the largest elementary school in the northern panhandle of West Virginia.
What is SBHC?
School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) are health clinics that bring preventive and immediate care, as well as counseling, health education and sometimes dental care, to children and adolescents at school. Services provided are determined by the need of the students.
In West Virginia (WV), most SBHCs are satellite clinics of community health centers. WV SBHCs follow a set of standards for care, including parental consent for enrollment and treatment.
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- Well-Child Visits
- Treatment of Illness or Injury
- Prescription Medications
- Health Education & Counseling
- Fitness & Nutrition Education
- Anger Management
- Childhood Behavior & Academic Problems
- Crisis Intervention
- Family Conflict
- Grief Counseling
- Medication Management
- Sleep Problems
- Substance Abuse
- Dental Education
- Oral Screenings
- Preventative Care
- Vision Screenings
- Vision Education
Please contact the Weirton Elementary School-Based Health Center for the latest forms by calling 304-797-5299.