School-Based Health Centers (SBHC’s) are a partnership between schools and health care organizations delivering health care to students on a school campus. There are more than 1900 SBHCs located in 48 states. The primary goal of the SBHC is to “Keep Students Healthy and in School.” Good physical and mental health is fundamental to a child’s education and growth. That’s why the Bogalusa High School-School Based Health Center is committed to the Adolescent School Health Initiative. Our program is sponsored by the Office of Public Health, which makes it possible for healthy living to be an integral part of every student’s school day by bringing quality medical staff and services to the school campus.
There are several types of services offered in the Bogalusa High SBHC: Primary and preventive health care, comprehensive history and physical examinations, immunizations, health screenings, laboratory/diagnostic testing, acute care for minor illness and infections, management of chronic diseases, behavioral health services, health education and prevention programs, case management, referral and follow-up for emergencies, and referral to specialty care.
Any student enrolled on the Bogalusa High School Campus, regardless of their pediatrician, can seek services in the health center located on campus with documented parental consent. It is also our duty to build an informative/referral relationship with our student’s primary care physician as well. Students need to be registered with our school based health clinic. To become registered, a student must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian. Registration provides important information to be used in case of an emergency and is required for medications, treatment, and most laboratory tests.
Bogalusa High SBHC is located on the BHS campus at 100 M J Israel Drive, Bogalusa, Louisiana. Our office hours are: Monday-Friday 7:30a.m. - 4:00p.m. We can be reached at: (985) 281-2154 (office) or by fax: (985) 545-1003.
Staff members include:
Katasha August, RN/Director
Julia Kreger, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Leah Jenkins, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Stacy Knight, Data Processing Clerk