School-based healthcare in Michigan | Ascension
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School-based healthcare in Michigan

Ascension Michigan School-Based Health Centers deliver medical and mental health services to students in elementary, middle school & high school.

With easier access to healthcare, Ascension Michigan School-Based Health Centers can help to improve the health, well-being, and success of your child. Ascension Michigan Community Health partners with more than 23 schools across Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Genesee, and St. Joseph counties. Health Center care teams provide students with physical, mental, and emotional support. We listen to understand your child’s health concerns. Then, we work together to deliver the right care.

Medical, dental and vision services

At School-Based Health Centers, our care teams provide children with full medical care, dental and vision services, including:

  • Chronic disease management
  • Community health fairs
  • Dental exams*
  • General health assessments
  • Glasses*
  • Laboratory and diagnostic testing
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Restorative care (extractions, fillings)*
  • Sexually transmitted disease testing, treatment, and counseling
  • Specialist referrals
  • Sports physicals
  • Teeth cleaning*
  • Telemedicine
  • Vaccinations and COVID testing
  • Vision and hearing screenings
  • Visual exams*
  • Well-child exams

*provided by partner organizations

To receive care, your child must have a consent form on file, unless it is an emergency. You will be notified when your child has been treated. If a student does not have health insurance, we can help them obtain coverage. We will bill the parent's insurance and we do not collect any copays for our services. Ascension Michigan School-Based Health Centers serve all patients regardless of their ability to pay. Discounts for essential services are offered based on family size and income. No one will be denied services due to their inability to pay.

Our School-Based Health Center program promises to adhere to the following:

  • Accept insurance, including: Medicaid, Medicare and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Not deny services based on a person’s: Race, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or their inability to pay.
  • Offer discounted fees for patients who qualify
  • Serve all patients

Behavioral and mental health services

black girl in classroom school based health michigan If your child experiences anxiety, depression, bullying, or other behavior problems, we’re here to help. Our behavioral health specialists provide a range of mental health services including prevention, intervention and recovery support. Individual and group treatments include:

  • Behavioral modification
  • Crisis intervention
  • Family counseling
  • Health education and programming
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Telepsychology

Health education and activities

Health education programming helps your child to develop important life skills in and outside of the classroom. Our programs include:

  • 5-2-1-0 - Endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatricians, 5-2-1-0 helps children make healthier choices such as reducing sugary beverages, limiting screen time and being active.
  • Abstinence Teen Retreat - A full day event where high school students learn about abstinence and participate in team building activities.
  • Asthma Camp - A three-day event where students learn about managing their asthma symptoms using the Deep Breath Program, while engaging in outdoor activities and team building events.
  • Deep Breath - An asthma education program that helps students to learn how to manage asthma symptoms and reduce missed school days.
  • KidMiles - An evidence-based nutrition and exercise program, which ends with an overnight event where students participate in the 5-2-1-0 program and run/walk the Detroit Free Press Marathon 5k or Fun Run race.
  • R Rules - A program that helps teens to identify and use resources, learn life skills and build resilience.
  • Red Flags - A framework and toolkit for school-based mental health education that focuses on depression and suicide prevention.
  • Reducing the Risk - A program designed to help high school students delay the initiation of sex and reduce the occurrence of STD/HIV infection.
  • Safe Dates - A school-based program for middle and high school students designed to prevent dating violence and victimization.

School-Based Health Centers

Atherton Elementary School
3444 S. Genesee Rd., Burton, MI 48519
Nursing and behavioral health services

Barak Obama Leadership Academy
10800 Canfield St., Detroit, MI 48214
Nursing service only

Bunche Preparatory Academy
2715 Macomb St., Detroit, MI 48207
Behavioral health services only

Center Line High School (outside door)
26300 Arsenal St., Center Line, MI 48015
Medical nurse practitioner and behavioral health services

Clintondale Middle/High School (outside door)
35200 Little Mack, Clinton Twp, MI 48035
Medical nurse practitioner and behavioral health services

Covenant House
2959 MLK Dr., Detroit, MI, 48208
Medical nurse practitioner services only

Denby High School
12800 Kelly Rd., Detroit, MI, 48224
Medical nurse practitioner and behavioral health services

East English Village Preparatory Academy(Outside Door)
5020 Cadieux Detroit, MI, 48224
Medical nurse practitioner and behavioral health services

Eastwood Elementary School
107 W. West St. Sturgis, MI 49091
Behavioral health site

Marcus Garvey Academy
2301 Van Dyke Detroit, MI, 48214
Medical nurse practitioner and behavioral health services

Hazel Park High School(Outside Door)
23400 Hughes, Hazel Park, MI, 48030
Medical nurse practitioner and behavioral health services

Hutchinson Elementary Middle School @Howe
2600 Garland, Detroit, MI, 48214
Behavioral health services

Lamphere High School (Outside Door)
610 W. 13 Mile Road, Madison Heights, MI, 48071
Medical nurse practitioner and behavioral health services

Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School
3200 E. Lafayette St., Detroit, MI, 48207
Medical nurse practitioner and behavioral health services

Nolan Elementary/Middle School
1150 E. Lantz, Detroit, MI, 48203
Medical nurse practitioner and behavioral health services

Oak Park High School(Outside Door)
13701 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, MI, 48237
Medical nurse practitioner and behavioral health services

Osborn High School
11600 E. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit, MI, 48205
Medical nurse practitioner and behavioral health services 

Roseville Middle School
16250 Martin, Roseville, MI 48066
Behavioral health services only

Southfield High School A & T (Outside Door)
24675 Lahser Rd., Southfield, MI, 48033
Medical nurse practitioner and behavioral health services

Student Help & Healing Center (Outside Door)
1555 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091
School-linked health center; behavioral health services

University Prep Science and Math Elementary School
Sidney D. Miller Campus 2251 Antietam, Detroit, MI 48207
Telemedicine site - nursing and behavioral health services

University Preparatory Academy Middle School(Outside Door)
5310 Saint Antoine St., Detroit, MI, 48202
Medical nurse practitioner and behavioral health services

Warren Mott High School (Outside Door)
3131 E. 12 Mile Rd. Warren, MI, 48092
Medical nurse practitioner and behavioral health services