SBHC Provides Student, Staff Care

School Based Health Center Provides Student and Staff Care
Posted on 08/25/2023
Nestled inside Burnett Elementary School is the Family Health Center of Douglas County.  This center provides a full range of healthcare services and check ups to help students avoid health-related absences. 

The Family Health Center at Douglas County serves students enrolled in the Douglas County School System, as well as their siblings up to the age of 18 and their pre-school age siblings beginning at age three. The center also serves homeless students across the district and children of the staff. The center accepts insurance or charges parents for services based on a sliding scale. The health center is one of only 11 full service school based health centers in Georgia.

Services provided at the clinic include primary care, immunizations, laboratory services, physicals, chronic disease management, health education, nutrition counseling, and behavioral health. The space for the health center includes four exam rooms, a reception area, locked storage, and wheelchair accessibility. The health center must have parental consent to treat a child and must follow all HIPAA and FERPA laws. 

The school based health center is not only a huge convenience for parents, but it also decreases absenteeism, tardiness, and time out of class for visits to the doctor while improving overall health, attendance, grades, and test scores.

The clinic is open 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.,  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday for in-clinic hours. Friday appointments will be set up as telehealth days.   

Access into the health center is through the side entrance of Burnett Elementary School, near the lower level gravel parking area.  To make an appointment please contact 770-651-CARE(2273).  For more information about the FHCGA, visit or call 404-752-1400 ext. 7980.
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