About Our School-Based Health Centers

About Our Centers

Honor Community Health has four school health center sites, all designed to provide comprehensive primary care for children and adolescents ages 5-21. Our health centers are conveniently located inside the schools of Pontiac High, Pontiac Middle, Waterford Durant High, and Children’s Village.

Each center is staffed with a nurse practitioner, behavioral health consultant, and medical assistant. We offer a variety of services, including physicals, immunizations, sick visits, mental health counseling, educational classes, and confidential testing for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

Our school health centers have friendly and compassionate providers, all of whom are devoted to working with children and adolescents. Our centers are also open to non-students, with the exception of our location at Children’s Village.

Honor Community Health Centers are non-discriminatory health centers. Payment is based on each student’s income, making our health care services affordable. No youth is refused care at the Health Center due to household income, insurance or legal status. Assistance in applying for Medicaid is also provided to uninsured families.

Benefits of School-Based Health Centers

Research has shown that school-based health centers go above and beyond providing health care services to students, often leading to academic success in the classroom. Studies have shown schools with health centers lead to improved outcomes such as:

  • Increases student performance and graduation
  • Improves mental health
  • Improves school performance
  • Succeeds in preventing conditions such as obesity, asthma, and diabetes
  • Reduces hospitalization and emergency room care usage

Empowerment Zones

Honor Community Health has partnered with four school districts  to create a social and emotional health centers for schools. Services provided at Empowerment Zones include:

  • Social and emotional health workshops
  • Behavioral screening and assessment
  • Individual and group counseling
  • And, student support groups

The EZ is a great place to get encouragement and support if you’re feeling sad or angry, having trouble with friends, or having a hard time concentrating. The EZ is staffed by a licensed behavioral health professional and supported by Honor Community Health’s child and adolescent health team.

Our Services

Our School-Based Health Centers offer many primary and preventive health care services for youth between the ages of 5 to 21.

Health Care Services

Medical care for illness & injury
Well child care including school & sports physicals
Immunizations / Vaccinations
Lab tests (pregnancy, immunity titers, TB test
Co-management of Chronic Illness: Asthma and Diabetes management & control
Dental Care Services
Health education and health promotion
Health insurance enrollment services

Confidential Services

Substance abuse prevention and intervention
Individual, family and group counseling
Free HIV/STI testing and counseling
Pregnancy testing
Mental Health assessment, counseling and referrals

Education and Outreach

Nutrition/Healthy eating
Physical activity & fitness
Tobacco and substance abuse prevention
Prevention Programs: Safe Dates, Why Try, Girls Only, Power Breathing, and much more
Healthy Relationship/Dating Violence, Anti-bullying, and many more mental health topics

FAQs

What are your hours?

Our hours vary for each health center. You can look up the hours for each here:

Where are you located?

Honor’s School Health Centers are located in 4 distinct locations on the campuses of each of these schools: Waterford Durant High School, Pontiac High School, Pontiac Middle School, and Children’s Village.

Who do you serve?

Our Pontiac and Waterford centers serve anyone ages 5 through 21 and their children who reside in the Pontiac or Waterford School Districts.

Our Children’s Village center provides services for youth in the juvenile justice system.

What services do you provide?

Click here for a full list of services. If you have a question, contact us at 248-724-7600

Do you take insurance?

As with all Honor Community Health centers, our school health centers take all insurance types, including Medicaid. We even serve patients without insurance. However, we encourage all of our patients to enroll in health insurance. We can even help you enroll!

Do your centers provide contraceptives?

No, Michigan law prohibits the distribution of contraceptives on school grounds.

Parents & Guardians

Getting health care for your child can be challenging. Many doctors only offer appointments during the school day, and their offices might be far from school. To see the doctor, your child might have to miss school and you might have to leave work — which isn’t always an option.

School-based health centers make going to the doctor as simple as walking down the hall.

Staffed by health care workers like nurses and doctors, school-based health centers provide a range of services to meet kids’ and teens’ health care needs. Services can include check-ups, lab tests, prescriptions, counseling, and regular visits for problems like asthma and diabetes.

How Do Health Centers Keep Parents Informed?

Keeping you in the loop about your child’s health is a top priority. You might be invited to participate in your child’s appointments via phone, email, or computer — or even in person, if your schedule allows. Between appointments, centers follow up with parents and guardians in a range of ways, such as written letters, phone calls, notes on secure websites, or even home visits.

Our centers only provide care to children with parents’ written permission. You will have the option to sign a permission form at the beginning of each school year saying that your child can get treatment at the school-based health center. Or you can give your consent on a visit-by-visit basis.

News

Mobile Dental Unit Visits Schools!

Regular dental screenings and cleanings are vital to our overall physical health, but for many of us proper dental care can also be one  of the most difficult services to access. Honor Community Health has a mobile dental unit that services multiple locations in Oakland County, including 3 of our school health centers. Our mobile […]

School Health: What you need to know about sexual assault

Sexual assault is rooted in power and control.  It is an umbrella term that encompasses sexual assault (forced penetration without consent), statutory rape, sexual harassment, and pressure to have sex or unsafe sex. Every 60 seconds a women is likely to get sexually assaulted in the US.   In 2015 there were 6,311 sexual assaults in […]

School Health: What you need to know about STIs

There are 20 million sexually transmitted infections diagnosed in the United States every year. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) affect all ages, but the majority occur in people ages 15-24. Most HPV infections are acquired during this time. Also, men who have sex with men have higher rates of STIs than the general population. The best […]

Students Visit the State Capitol

On May 15, students from Pontiac and Waterford visited the capitol to advocate on behalf of school-based health centers. The School-Community Health Alliance of Michigan hosts students every year as part of it’s annual Youth Advocacy Day. Students not only learn about how legislation and government works in Lansing, but also come get to meet […]

Spotlight on Pontiac High School Health Center

The Pontiac High School Health Center is located inside of Pontiac High School, and serves the students as well as the community. The PHS team works together to foster an environment of caring that is supportive, positive, and upbeat. Each student coming into the health center is greeted with warm and open arms. Lisa, Maria, […]

Our School Health Centers

Waterford Durant School Health Center
501 N. Cass Lake Rd. , Rm 213, Waterford, MI 48328

Pontiac High School Health Center
1051 Arlene Ave. , Pontiac, MI 48340

Pontiac Middle School Health Center
1275 N. Perry St., Pontiac, MI 48340

Children’s Village School Health Center
1200 N. Telegraph, Pontiac, MI 48342

Ferndale High School Empowerment Zone
881 Pinecrest Dr, Ferndale, MI 48220

Mason Middle School Empowerment Zone
3835 W Walton Blvd, Waterford Twp, MI 48329

Avondale High School Empowerment Zone
2940 Waukegan Street, Auburn Hills, MI 48309

Farmington High School Empowerment Zone
32000 Shiawassee St, Farmington, MI 48336

(248) 724-7600

Mobile Dental Unit

Our mobile unit is a brand new, state-of-the-art dentist office on wheels! The bus visits the Pontiac Middle School, Pontiac High School, and Waterford Durant High School once a month. It also travels to multiple other community organizations and schools throughout Oakland County. Learn more