Rendering of The Health Center at Springfield High

Construction has started on the new School Based Health Center (SBHC) at Springfield High School. The $2 million dollar initiative will revolutionize access to healthcare for students and families in the Springfield City School District, as well as the greater Springfield community.

The SBHC is anticipated to open in time for the 2024-2025 school year. Rocking Horse Community Health Center will operate the SBHC. 

Initially, the SBHC will offer a variety of services, including primary care, vaccinations, health screenings, mental health counseling and patient resource assistance. The Health Center is also designed to accommodate dental and vision services in the future.

“In 2021, the SCSD unveiled its Strategic Plan (2022-2025), which pointed to ‘Access to Care’ as a primary concern among Springfield parents and community members who had been surveyed,” said SCSD Superintendent Dr. Bob Hill. “SBHCs are an evidence-based model shown to improve both health and educational outcomes, including reduced student absenteeism, decreased suspensions and improved graduation rates. We are optimistic about how the SBHC at Springfield High will positively impact our community moving forward.”