School-Based Health Center

A school-based health center is provided by Carthage Area Hospital at Carthage Central High School for High School and Middle School students.

CAH Frequently Asked Questions

What is a school-based health center? It is a unique health care model in which comprehensive physical, mental and preventative health services are provided to school-aged youth in the school setting.

How much does it cost? Nothing! There are NO co-pays. The clinic accepts the amount paid by insurance.

What types of services are offered? Age appropriate well-child exams Diagnosis and treatment of acute illness and injury Management and monitoring of chronic health conditions Lab testing Immunizations Mental health referrals Nutritional services Allergy injections Sports physicals PPD testing

How do I enroll my child? Call Carthage School-Based Health Center at 315-493-5070. You may also download, complete and mail in the enrollment forms available below.

When is the clinic open? During normal school hours---Monday through Friday. 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM

What if my child needs care at times the school-based clinic is not open? You may take your child to the Evans Mills Family Health Center (315-629-1304) during its hours of operation or the Carthage Area Hospital Emergency Department if the Evans Mills Clinic is closed. (Please do not take your child to the ER for non-emergencies, if the Evans Mills Clinic is open.)

Please note that while there is no charge for services obtained at the school-based health center, typical copays/fees apply for visits to the Evans Mills Clinic and the Emergency Room.