School-based health centers are health clinics that provide specific services in school districts. Districts we are proud to currently serve are as follows: Bismarck R-V, Central R-III, Farmington R-VII, Kingston K-14, Richwoods R-V11 and West St. Francois Co. R-IV:

Types of Care We Provide

  • Behavioral Health: Reoccurring counseling services with a Licensed Behavioral Health Therapist and Telepsychiatry.
  • Dental Clinic Days: Scheduled days and coordinated with the school district throughout the school year to provide dental exams, x-rays, dental sealants, dental restorations (composite filings, silver filings, stainless steel crowns, pulpal therapies), extraction of primary or baby teeth, orthodontic appliances, tooth cleaning and fluoride treatments. Patient forms will be made available, both at the school and online to schedule your student to be seen on selected event dates, including sliding scale applications for those who do not have insurance coverage.
  • Medical Clinics: Upon school district request, medical clinics are offered to provide annual immunization and sports physicals.

A patient packet must be completed and signed by a parent before your child can be seen.


The staff at GMCH School-Based Health Center are highly qualified and experienced in providing care to students. The staff works with – but does not replace – your family doctor or school nurse, however Great Mines Health Center would welcome you to become an established medical, dental and/or behavioral health patient.


Cost varies by insurance plan and co-pay amounts, and the parents or guardian will be billed for their child’s treatment and will be responsible for payment, or for insurance co-pays and unmet deductible amounts. Students eligible for free/reduced lunch program may quality for CHIPS or Medicaid. Information about various programs and how to apply is available from the GMHC office. Sliding scale fees may also be available for those without insurance or underinsured. The application is included in the registration paperwork.


The school-based health center is open when school is in session. Although appointments are preferred, students may be seen on a walk-in basis, depending on the problem and availability of staff. If necessary, appointments are available before or after school. Please call for appointments and hours.


A patient packet MUST be completed and signed by a parent or guardian BEFORE your child can be seen at the School-Based Health Center. You can schedule an appointment for medical, dental or behavioral health services for your child at (573) GET-WELL (438-9355).