Your donation to Denver Health’s School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) helps keep Denver’s children—including some of the most vulnerable and underserved—healthy, in school and out of the emergency room. Located within 18 Denver Public Schools sites, the SBHCs serve students from each host campus as well as students from 50 neighboring schools. Here’s more on our SBHCs:
- All 90,000 DPS students are able to get care at any SBHC, Denver Health Community Clinic, or on our main campus.
- The program has been in operation for more than 25 years and has served more than 115,600 students.
- Almost 91 percent of the students served are ethnic minorities, and 71 percent live at or below the poverty line.
Donations to this program help children who might otherwise have no health services receive free, easily accessible, high-quality care. Certified nurse practitioners, physician assistants, substance abuse counselors and mental health providers who specialize in the treatment of children and adolescents staff the program, providing comprehensive medical and mental health services at each site. Insurance companies, Medicaid and the Child Health Plan reimburse about one-third of the program’s costs, with donations like yours covering remaining costs. Donate today.