The School Based Health Center (SBHC) is open when school is in session. Please call for hours. Although appointments are preferred, students may be seen on a walk-in basis, depending on the problem and availability of the staff. If necessary, appointments are available before or after school. If a student or parent does not have a primary care provider he/she will have phone access to health care providers during the evening, weekends and vacations by dialing the GMHC main number phone number 573-438-9355. A recorded message will direct the caller to the provider on call.
The staff at Great Mines Health Center’s SBHC are highly qualified and experienced in providing health care to young people. The Nurse Practitioner, Dental Hygienist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker work in collaboration with a physicians and dentists and are qualified to diagnose and treat a variety of healthcare needs. The Nurse Practitioner is able to prescribe medications. The SBHC staff work with, but do not replace your family doctor or school nurse, however Great Mines Health Center would be happy for you to become an established medical, dental or behavioral health patient of the health center!
No student will be denied access to health care services due to inability to pay at the time of service. As in any health center, there may be a charge depending on the service provided and the parents or guardians will be billed for their child’s treatment and will be responsible for payment. Patients/parents are responsible for insurance co-pays and unmet deductible amounts. Students eligible for the free/reduced lunch program may qualify for CHIPS or Medicaid. Information about various programs and how to apply is available from the health center staff. The SBHC depends upon the ability to collect payment from your insurance carrier in order to maintain the current hours of the SBHC.