|North Country Family Health Center|
Students in the Watertown City School District have access to a school-based health center (SBHC) directly where they are - in school. These health centers are available to students when school is in session.
There are four North Country Family Health School - Based Health Centers:
Watertown High School Kathy Mulcahy, PNP 785-3703 Case Middle School Anna Belle Wratten, FNP 785-3809 H.T. Wiley Intermediate School Anna Belle Wratten, FNP 785-3783 North Elementary School Dr. Farhana Asim & Dr. Farhana Basit 786-1767
How does a student receive services?
To receive services, the parent must complete the SBHC Enrollment Form. You can open the enrollment form with Adobe and fill out the application right on your computer. Please note if you only have Adobe Reader you will not be able to save the file; please print out the document after you have finished filling in the blank fields. Students who do not have a completed SBHC enrollment form on file will not be able to use the SBHC. Enrollment in the SBHC is voluntary and can be completed at any time. There are NO eligibility requirements.
How do I make an appointment?
A parent may call their SBHC to arrange for their child to be seen. Parents are welcome to accompany their children to the SBHC. If a child is too ill to attend school and the parent would like him/her to be seen by the SBHC staff, parents may call the school nurse or SBHC to arrange for a same day appointment.
What about transportation?
Transportation is provided by the district to the SBHC at North Elementary School for students who
attend Knickerbocker, Ohio, Starbuck, and Sherman Elementary Schools.
What services are provided?
*Complete Physical Examinations
*Health screening (vision, hearing, scoliosis)
*Comprehensive health care including diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illness
Are school nurse services still available?
Yes, the school nurse will continue to provide all students with the same services they had in the past regardless of their enrollment in the SBHC.
What does it cost to use the SBHC?
There will never be any out-of-pocket expenses for services provided at the SBHC. The SBHC program will bill the student's health insurance for services provided on site at the SBHC. If the student does not have health insurance, there will be no charge to the student's family for health services provided. North Country Family Health Center staff are available to assist you in obtaining health insurance for your child.
Watertown's SBHCs can work with your healthcare provider in caring for your child. For children without a doctor, the SBHC staff may become that provider. If a child needs care when school is closed, a parent may contact, North Country Family Health Center, located at 238 Arsenal Street, Watertown, at 782-6400.