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School-Based Clinic

In addition to the school nurse, Patrick Henry has a School Based Clinic staffed by Nurse Practitioners, Medical Assistants, Register Nurses, Health Educators and Mental Health Therapist from the City of Minneapolis Department of Health. Students may use the clinic for physical examinations, immunizations, acute or chronic illness, get information about sexually transmitted infections, HIV, nutrition, weight management, pregnancy prevention and diagnosis, and or any other medical concerns. Mental Health Therapist are available for students in need who are refer by school counselor. Staff referrals are welcomed.

Mission:
To promote the health and well being of adolescents in agreement with this mission clinic staff. Encourage teens to live positive, healthy life styles. Teach teens to use the health care system effectively. Provide early detection and treatment of illness.

Fees and Parental Consent:
Our goal is to provide services to all students regardless of insurance status.  Services are provided at low or no cost to families whether or not a student has insurance. Insurance is billed whenever possible to help cover the costs of care.  We may send a bill for mental health services co-pays if a student has private insurance.

Clinic Consent Form
Students must have a signed parent/guardian consent form on file to receive most clinic services.  According to Minnesota State Law, parental consent is not required for pregnancy and contraceptive services, chemical assessment and counseling or diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.  The clinic does, however, provide parents with a choice, which the clinic will honor.  If  you have any concerns regarding this consent form, please contact the clinic manager at 612.673.5305. For more info, visit www.minneapolismn.gov/sbc.

Services

Health Assessment/Physical Exams

  • Routine physicals and health screening
  • Sports and employment physicals
  • Blood pressure screening

Diagnosis and treatment of minor injury and illness:

  • Flu and Colds
  • Sore Throats
  • Earaches
  • Sprains and Cuts
  • Rashes

Nutrition counseling:

  • Weight Management
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Anemia, High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol 
  • Eating disorders
  • Diabetes

Laboratory Services / Screening:

 

  • Throat Cultures
  • STI/HIV Screening
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Hemoglobin screening

Wellness Promotion:

  • Immunizations (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis B)
  • STI / STD Prevention Education
  • Safety Promotion
  • Classroom Presentations

Reproductive Health:

  • Abstinence Counseling
  • Contraceptive counseling
  • Prescriptions and Medical Referrals
  • Examinations
  • Menstrual Problems
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections - education, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Pregnancy Services - pregnancy testing, referrals for prenatal care

Mental Health Counseling:

  • Counseling for stress due to school, work, or personal/family or relationship issues
  • Suicide Prevention and counseling for depression
  • Long term counseling referral