The Glasscho Hope Wellness School Based Health Center (SBHC) was established in 1994 as a community outreach to increase access to health care for high risk teens in the Jasper County School district. In 1996, BJHCHS, Inc. began partnering with the Beaufort County School District to offer medical services at the Broad River Elementary. Over the years the SBHC program has become a vibrant community partnership with the local school districts and has expanded from four hours of medical service per week to currently providing weekly medical, nutrition, and social worker services in nine schools throughout Jasper and neighboring Beaufort County. Services are available at the following schools during regular school hours:
Broad River Elementary, 843-525-0743
J. J. Davis Early Learning Center, 843-466-3569
*Whale Branch Elementary, 843-466-1029
Whale Branch Middle, 843-466-3015
*Whale Branch Early College/High, 843-466-2829
Hardeeville Elementary, 843-784-8415
Hardeeville Middle/High, 843-784-8610
Ridgeland Elementary, 843-717-1311
Ridgeland Middle/High, 843-717-1511
School Based Health services are provided by a Nurse Practitioner, Registered Dietician and Licensed Independent Social Worker and do not take the place of the family/student’s regular physician, but rather is offered as a convenience to parents while allowing students to remain at school and continue their academic class work. Confidential, comprehensive service is offered at an affordable cost to all students enrolled in elementary, middle, or high school grades. Parental consent is required for students to participate in the program. Services offered include:
- Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling
- Wellness & Nutrition Counseling
- Acute Episodic Care
- Lab Tests
- Mental Health/Social Worker Counseling
Preventive and restorative dental services are provided on a weekly basis at the Broad River Elementary and Ridgeland Elementary SBHC sites. This service is also available to all students enrolled in the SBHC program with parental consent. The Ronald McDonald Mobile Care unit provides hygienist services at no cost to select schools in Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties that do not have an established SBHC.
Glasscho Hope Wellness offers discounted fees based on income for the uninsured:
- Sports Physicals @ $10
- Medical services @ $30 per school year – covers unlimited visits during the school year, such as health examinations, treatment for acute episodic illnesses, nutrition assessment and diet instruction, social worker assessment and counseling if needed.
- Dental services @ $50 per school year – covers oral examination, cleaning, fluoride, sealants, x-ray, and uncomplicated restorative fillings
Enrollment applications are available through the school nurse, SBHC, or on our web site. For additional information about School Based Health services contact Marianne Holmes, FNP, School Based Health Coordinator @ 843-812-9635.