What is a school-based health clinic?
A school-based health center is an on-campus clinic that allows students and staff to be seen by medical professionals during school hours without having to miss hours of school or work. It's especially helpful for parents who will not have to leave work for an appointment.
Will a student visit the school-based health clinic without parent/guardian permission?
No. A parents or guardian will be contacted by the school nurse before an appointment is made at the school-based health clinic.
If the student or staff member already has a primary care provider, can they still be seen at a school-based health clinic?
Yes, however, some insurances do require a referral before you can be seen. The intent of the clinic is not to change a current PCP, it is to meet the needs of staff and students on campus.
What services are provided?
Healthstar Physicians of Hot Springs will staff and run the school-based health clinics and can provide the following types of care:
- Primary Care for Illness and Injury
- Comprehensive Annual Exams
- Laboratory Tests
- Prescriptions for Medications
- Nutrition Education and Weight Management Health Education
Will insurance be billed for visits to school-based health clinics?
Yes, Healthstar will bill your insurance. All students and staff will receive a discount.
What if my student does not have health insurance?
If your child does not have health insurance, Healthstar can assist in getting the child setup with ARKids.