Rely on the friendly team at Acclaim Physician Group’s School-Based Clinic for complete medical care of patients from birth to young adulthood.
What’s a School-Based Clinic?
The School-Based Clinic is a network of pediatric health clinics that treat newborns to patients age 21 years old. Some locations care for patients up to age 26.
We partner with local school districts, which provide welcoming and safe settings for the clinics. Children in our community benefit from our expertise working with school nurses and teachers, ensuring the best possible learning environments for students.
Your school-age child and their siblings can access a wide range of primary care services tailored to their unique needs as they grow. We offer:
- Wellness exams (physicals) for babies, toddlers, children, preteens, teens, and young adults
- Same-day care of minor illnesses and injuries
- Immunizations, including the yearly flu vaccine
- Diagnosis and care of chronic (long-term) health concerns
- Health education for parents and patients
- Help to quit smoking or vaping
- Medication prescriptions, refills, and management
- Nutrition counseling
- Referrals to specialists and local resources as needed
- Sports physicals
- Support for LGBTQ youth
- Weight management
Screening & Diagnostic Tests
Your child’s doctor will recommend tests to monitor your child’s healthy growth, or, when needed, determine the cause of symptoms. Your child may receive:
- Asthma and allergy testing
- Blood pressure monitoring
- Dental health screening
- Depression and anxiety screening
- Developmental evaluations
- Height and weight monitoring
- Hearing and vision testing
- Lab tests, including cholesterol, blood sugar, and lead level testing
- Rapid onsite testing for anemia, diabetes, influenza (flu), strep throat, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and urinary tract infections (UTIs)
Male & Female Reproductive Health Care
- Birth control education and prescriptions
- Pap smears
- Pregnancy testing
- STI testing and treatment
Ask your local clinic if it can perform minor procedures such as:
- Incision and drainage of skin wounds
- Stitches and staples for cuts
- Ingrown toenail removal
Conditions We Treat
Find prompt, high-quality care when your child feels sick or needs expert management of a long-term condition.
Urgent Injuries & Illnesses
Think of the School-Based Clinic for diagnosis and treatment of:
- Abdominal pain and stomachaches
- Abscesses, cuts, or other wounds
- Back pain
- Common newborn problems
- Cradle cap
- Diaper rash
- Feeding issues, such as spitting up and breastfeeding difficulties
- Colds and cough
- Ear infections
- Influenza (flu)
- Sinus infections
- Strep throat
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Minor injuries
- Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- Skin problems, such as eczema and rashes
- Sprains and strains
Chronic Health Conditions
Partner with a helpful doctor to manage your child’s:
- High cholesterol
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Metabolic syndrome
- Mental and behavioral health conditions
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Prediabetes and diabetes
Our doctors also have experience treating female reproductive system concerns, such as irregular periods and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Evening Hours & Same-Day Appointments
Hours of Operation
Open hours vary based on clinic location
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Count on our staff to make sure your child is seen as quickly as possible. For your convenience, we offer same-day appointments—saving you a trip to the urgent care clinic or emergency room (ER)—and extended hours of operation. Please contact the clinic where your child gets care for more information.
Virtual & Phone Visits
For your convenience, you or your child can talk to a provider by phone or video about minor, nonlife-threatening health concerns.
If English is not your first language, ask for an interpreter.
You can also ask for a doctor who speaks both English and Spanish. Visite a un médico que hable inglés y español.
When to Take Your Child to their Care Provider
Call your child’s doctor for advice when your child isn’t feeling well. Your doctor may recommend monitoring your child and giving them home remedies or over-the-counter treatments. Contact the doctor if your child has:
- Fever over 100.4(young infants) or over 101(school age children)
- New rash or skin concern
- Uncontrolled cough or cold symptoms
- Mild to moderate abdominal pain, diarrhea or vomiting
- Minor injuries
- Menstrual concerns
- New changes in behavior or concerns regarding academic performance
Cost & Insurance Coverage
The Acclaim Physician Group School-Based Clinic accepts most insurance plans, including Tricare, Ambetter, and Medicaid. You do not need insurance to access the clinic.
Talk to our staff if you have questions about covering the cost of your child’s care. Trust us to connect you with resources and offer the most cost-effective options. No one will be turned away because they aren’t able to pay.
Your Child’s Care Team
Expect compassionate care from staff with advanced training in pediatric primary care. You’ll appreciate how your child’s providers take the time to listen, get to know you and your family, and offer education to help your child live their happiest, healthiest life. Our staff include:
- Family nurse practitioners (NPs) certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
- Pediatric NPs certified in primary care by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB)
- Physician assistants (PAs)
Vaccines are safe and effective at preventing serious diseases. Your child’s care team will recommend vaccinations based on your child’s age and health needs. But we do not require vaccinations to treat your child. Your child’s doctor can provide catchup vaccines and delayed vaccine schedules if requested.
Whenever needed, your child’s doctor will help your family navigate the health care system. Your child’s doctor may provide referrals to:
- Medical specialists
- Case managers
- Mental health counselors or psychiatrists
- Rehabilitation specialists, such as physical and occupational therapists
- Social workers
- Other professionals
Everyone who works with your family stays up-to-date on your child’s health needs, even as they may change, so your child gets the best care possible.
Expect personalized, patient-centered care at your child’s School-Based Clinic. We’ll discuss treatment options with you and respect your family’s preferences.