School- Based Health Center
of West Virginia
Harrison County School-Based Health Centers
Schedule and Hours of Operation
Philip Northey, PA-C
Sherry Taylor, LPN
Ashley Murphy, LPN
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 7:30am-3:30pm
Big Elm Elementary
1st Thursday every month 7:30am-3:30pm
Meet the Team
CCWV is excited to be partnering with your child's school and our goals are to improve the health of the students, provide enhanced access to hearlthcare-related services that are not currently available and supplement the services currently provided by the nurses and counselors.
What is a School-Based Health Center?
A school-based health center (SBHC) is a doctor's office inside the school. SBHCs provide comprehensive preventive and primary health care services and education to the studetns and faculty on a school campus. While school-based health centers vary to meet
the community’s needs, there are general characteristics of all school-based health centers. The following are descriptors of those characteristics.
- School-based health centers are designed to serve students and faculty.
- A school-based health center is staffed by a multidisciplinary team which could consist of a nurse practitioner, physician assistant or a physician, a licensed clinical social worker, a nurse and/or a clerical staff person.
- The school based health center works cooperatively with school nurses, coaches, counselors, classroom teachers, and school principals and their staff to assure that the school based health center is an integral part of the life the school. We do not take over or replace your school nurse; instead we assist them in carrying for the healthcare needs of your child in the school setting.
Written consents signed by parents are required for children before services can be provided in the school–based health center.
The school-based health center provides a comprehensive range of services that specifically meets the health problems of students and faculty, as well as provides general medical care.
What are the benefits of a school-based health center?
- Attends to unmet health care needs by placing healthcare where the students and faculty are when they need it, allowing health problems to be identified and addressed early and managed more carefully.
- Reduced student’s missed class time and parent’s missed work time for health-related appointments and reduces time and costs for transportation to health-related appointments.
- Supports students by providing a safe place to talk about sensitive issues such as depression, family problems, relationships, and substance abuse.
- Supports the school environment by helping children and faculty stay in school and by identifying and addressing health problems that may intervene in the learning and technology process.
- Saves money by keeping children and faculty out of the hospital and emergency rooms.
- Teaches students and faculty to be better health care consumers.
- Strengthens the connection between the community and the school.
- Will work with your child’s Primary Care Provider (PCP) to provide care in the school setting.