school-based health centers

school-based health clinic information

The Lawrence County Health Department is partnering with local schools to provide healthcare services on school premises. We provide primary care services and health education to students and staff members.

By increasing access to healthcare and encouraging healthy lifestyles, we hope that students will make their health a priority in their adult lives. Our school-based providers can help when students and staff are sick and provide information on personal health matters.


Why visit the Lawrence County Health Department School Based Center?

  • School or sports physicals
  • Cold or cough
  • Sore throat
  • Ear aches
  • Stomach aches
  • Headaches
  • Rashes
  • Acute musculoskeletal injuries
  • Referrals and coordination of outside services that are not available at the school-based clinic (x-rays, medical specialists, behavioral health, etc.)
  • Telehealth opportunities, allowing parents to participate in visits off-site

Who can use a school-based health care center?

Students, teachers, and staff are eligible. Students under the age of 18 require one signed consent form from a parent or legal guardian each school year.

Do I need an appointment and what do I bring with me?

Appointments are available but are not required. Walk – ins will be seen as soon as possible. Bring along a student or photo identification, insurance card, any other medical records that are related to your visit, and the signed consent form if not already on file.

What insurances do you accept?

We accept most major insurances, including Medicaid. We cannot turn anyone away and offer a discount to those without insurance.

My child is interested in health care but not in a school setting. Do you have other options?

The LCHD offers these services on the following days and times:
Outpatient mental health counseling: M, W, F:
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and T & Th: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Rural health services:
M-F: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Sliding Fee Scale

  • This practice serves all patients regardless of ability to pay.
  • Lawrence County Health Department will offer a Sliding Fee Discount Program to all who are unable to pay for their services.
  • Discounts for essential services are offered based on family size and income.
  • Lawrence County Health Department will base program eligibility on a person’s ability to pay and will not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s race, color, sex, national origin, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
  • For more information, please click the Sliding Fee Info. button below or call 618-943-3302.
  • To download the Sliding fee Application, click the application button below.