School Based Health



School Based Health Center

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 (* Indicates Dental Clinic at location):

Beaufort County

*Broad River Elementary: 843‐322‐8320

J. J. Davis Early Learning Center: 843‐466‐3569

*Whale Branch Elementary: 843‐466‐1079 Whale Branch Middle: 843‐466‐3015

*Whale Branch Early College High: 843‐466‐2829 or 2701

Jasper County

Hardeeville Elementary: 310‐1888 ext 5010 Hardeeville Ridgeland Middle: 310‐1898 ext 6317

*Ridgeland Elementary:489‐8845 ext 3011 Ridgeland Hardeeville High: 489‐8844 ext 4313

*Glasscho Hope Wellness Mobile:


*Ronald McDonald Care Mobile:


Program Information Overview

School Based Health services are provided by a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatrician, Registered Dietitian and Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Master’s 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.

Health Services offered include:

  • Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling
  • Wellness & Nutrition Counseling
  • Acute Episodic Care
  • Lab Tests
  • Screenings
  • Mental Health/Social Worker Counseling

Dental Program Services:

Preventive and restorative dental services are provided on a weekly basis at the Broad River Elementary, Whale Branch Elementary, Whale Branch Early College High School, and Ridgeland Elementary SBHC sites. This service is available to all students enrolled in the SBHC program with parental dental consent.

The Ronald McDonald Mobile Care unit provides hygienist services at no cost to select schools in Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton county elementary schools that do not have an established SBHC.

The Glasscho Hope Wellness Mobile unit provides dental hygienist services to Hardeeville‐Ridgeland Middle School in Jasper County, in addition to servicing elementary schools in Hampton District 1 and Hampton District 2 elementary, middle, and high schools.


Glasscho Hope Wellness offers discounted fees based on income for the uninsured:

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

Sports Physicals @ $10 (applied to ALL students)

For the Insured:

  • All services offered are covered by Medicaid
  • Private insured are welcomed (co‐payments will apply)

Enrollment applications are available through the school nurse, SBHC, or on our staff web site. For additional information about School Based Health services contact Allison Jackson, FNP, School Based Health Coordinator @ 843‐812‐9635.

Pictures and Links:

Community Outreach‐09‐18/beaufort‐jasper‐hampton‐comprehensive‐heal th‐services‐inc‐glasscho‐hope#.VgRN77mFPZ4

Courtesy of Hampton County Guardian Newspaper ‐photo taken 9/3/15

Left to right: Ethel Denmark, Roland Gardner, CEO; Andrietta Wright Barnett, FNP; Ramsey Bythewood, Mobile driver/MOA; Allison Jackson, FNP, SBHC Coordinator; Fallon Gordon, RDH

Yemassee Annual Shrimp Festival 9/19/2015

Left to right: Ramsey Bythewood, Mobile driver/MOA; Marianne Holmes, FNP; Allison Jackson, FNP, SBHC Coordinator

Our School Based Staff