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School-Based Health Centers

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A school-based health center (SBHC) is a health center located in or near a DCPS school and provides comprehensive primary health services to enrolled students. The SBHC is staffed with health professionals. They are focused on the prevention, early identification and treatment of medical and behavioral concerns that can interfere with a student's learning. The target areas of health provided by SBHCs include: obesity, mental health, asthma, substance abuse, lead exposure, well-child care, oral health, and sexual health. DCPS currently has seven SBHCs in operation at Anacostia High School, Ballou High School, Cardozo Education Campus, Dunbar High School, Eastern High School, and Woodson High School.

With the exception of services covered under the Minor Consent regulation, parents must enroll students in the SBHC in order for them to gain access to these comprehensive health services. The SBHCs are open for service whenever the school building is open. Normal business hours are Monday thru Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm; during DCPS breaks (summer, spring, holidays), the SBHCs operate with different hours and can provide that information. If a student needs medical attention after regular operating hours, they can contact the SBHC provider for emergency instructions and an on-call physician.

Contact information for SBHCs in DC:

Anacostia Senior High School
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
1601 16th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 724-5529

Ballou Senior High School
Unity Health Care, Inc.
3401 4th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20032
(202) 645-3843

Cardozo Learning Center
Unity Health Care, Inc.
1200 Clifton Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 939-2030

Coolidge Senior High School
Howard University Hospital
6315 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 698-1383

Dunbar Senior High School
Howard University Hospital
101 N Street, NW
Washington DC 20011
(202) 698-3762

Eastern Senior High School
Unity Health Care
1700 East Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 469-0937
Open Tuesdays and Thursdays only

Roosevelt Senior High School
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
4301 13th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 724-4086

Woodson Senior High School
Unity Health Care, Inc.
540 55th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20019
(202) 724-2287

Service Contact: 
Community Health Administration
Contact Phone: 
(202) 442-9525
Contact Fax: 
(202) 442-4947
Contact TTY: 
711
Contact Suite #: 
3rd Floor
Office Hours: 
Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm