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Planning for a New Oregon School-Based Health Center
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Current School-Based Health Center (SBHC) Planning Sites

The Oregon School-Based Health Center (SBHC) State Program Office (SPO) recently awarded twelve planning grants to explore and plan for SBHCs in nine counties. Of the twelve awards, nine are Phase I grants (2 year planning timeline) and three are Advance Phase grants (1 year planning timeline).


Phase I

Phase 1 extends from November 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. Counties will receive $30,000/site to explore the SBHC model, plan for an SBHC and develop community readiness. At the end of the fiscal year, planning sites will be evaluated to determine whether they advance to Phase II, which ultimately results in certification of the center in spring 2015. Upon successful completion of certification, the center will enter the State SBHC Funding Formula July 1, 2015.

The nine Phase I planning sites are located in eight counties. Two of the counties currently do not have any certified SBHCs*.

  • Columbia County - Clatskanie School District
  • Deschutes County - Bend-LaPine School District
  • Jackson County - Medford School District
  • *Grant County - TBD
  • Klamath County - Klamath Falls School District
  • *Polk County - Central School District
  • Washington County - Beaverton High School
  • Washington County - Tualatin High School
  • Yamhill County - TBD

Advance Phase

Advance Phase extends from November 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. The county will receive $60,000/site to execute their strategic plan to implement the SBHC Certification Standards. Advance Phase sites are required to be certified by spring 2014. Upon successful completion of certification, the center will enter the State SBHC Funding Formula July 1, 2014.

Three Advance Phase planning sites are located in two counties.

  • Jackson County - Central Point School District
  • Jackson County - Prospect Charter School
  • Multnomah County - Centennial High School

Resources for Planning New SBHCs

There is currently no new funding available for SBHC planning.  Regardless of the availability of State planning funds, any community may choose to plan for an SBHC within their own timeline.  Once opened, the SBHC may request to be certified by our office.  Site Certification status allows your county to be eligible for state funding, depending upon availability.

We encourage any community interested in developing and opening an SBHC to review the following documents: