As part of Gov. Mike DeWine’s $25.9 million funding for 136 new or expanded School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) throughout Ohio, PrimaryOne Health, in partnership with Groveport Madison Schools and Columbus City Schools, were awarded two SBHC grants totaling approximately $4.5 million.
The School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) grant is designed to develop new SBHC service sites in schools, expand services in existing sites, extend hours/days of operation, add services and increase populations served.
Services will be provided to students, families, staff and community members, at the new SBHCs through face-to-face and/or telehealth visits.
The new SBHCs are scheduled to open in spring 2023.
Groveport Madison Service Center
4400 Marketing Pl Suite A
Groveport, OH 43125
Columbus City Schools
North International Global Academy
4007 Karl Road
Columbus, OH 43224
Both SBHCs are renovation projects. The Groveport Madison project will include a 3,000 square-foot “one-stop shop” SBHC in the new Community Wellness Center. The Columbus City Schools North International Global Academy project will be a 2,200 square-foot SBHC inside the Global Academy.
School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) have emerged as effective models in improving student access to health care and closing the gap experienced by racial, ethnic and cultural communities experiencing health inequities. Students who receive essential preventative and primary care services are more likely to be attentive, successful learners. Healthy students are better on all levels of academic achievement: academic performance, behavior, and cognitive skills and attitudes. Investing in the health of students contributes to healthy communities in the future.