In partnership with the Bend – La Pine School District and Deschutes County, Mosaic is opening a new School-Based Health Center (SBHC) at Mountain View High School (MVHS) in Spring 2023.
With increased construction costs over the last year, the building has come in above the School District’s budget for the project and Mosaic has stepped up to raise $200,000 to help with the new building and opening costs and to ensure this crucial resource opens this spring. With the community’s support, we can provide this essential clinic for youth.
Mosaic SBHCs are medical clinics that offer a full range of physical, behavioral, and preventive health services for anyone 18 years of age or younger, no matter their ability to pay. Almost thirty percent of all students attending Mountain View High School qualify for the reduced lunch program and the Oregon Health Plan.
In addition to providing immediate medical services, providers at Mountain View High SBHC will focus on prevention, early intervention, and risk reduction with students. They will work with students to develop healthy habits and learn how to avoid injury, violence, and other threats.
Mosaic currently operates five SBHCs in Central Oregon at Bend High School, Madras High School, Redmond High School, Lynch Elementary in Redmond and Crook Kids Clinic in Prineville.
In Oregon last year, 90 percent of youth seeking services at SBHC’s were able to get an appointment immediately for the care they needed, and 75 percent were unlikely to have received care that day without a SBHC. Because of these easily accessible services, youth have an equal opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.