School-Based Health Center

Our School-Based Health Center (SBHC) offers Health and Wellness Programs which include dental, medical, and behavioral health services.  In partnership with community providers, we work together to provide these appointments on campus which allows the student to receive medical care and limits the amount of instructional time missed during the school day.  The purpose of the School-Based Health Center is to help students remain in school by providing services to meet their dental, medical, and social-behavioral health.  Healthy students are in class learning and are more likely to be successful in their education.

Dental Services

Premier Community HealthCare provides premium dental care to students.  At the beginning of each school year screenings are offered for each student with parental consent.  After the screening, a parent packet is sent home that includes a parent information letter, a dental screening form, and consent for services.  Once consent is received students are scheduled to visit the dental room inside the School-Based Health Center.  During their appointment, a Premier Community HealthCare hygienist provides preventative services which include a detailed screening, cleaning, fluoride, and sealants.  Several times a year the Premier Community HealthCare Mobile Dental Bus comes on campus to provide restorative care with a dentist.  These services include exams, x-rays, minor fillings, and extractions.

Fill out a consent form for the  Premiere Community HealthCare Mobile Dental Program today!

Medical Services

Premier Community HealthCare provides Telemedicine Appointments for students.  At a telemedicine appointment, students can be seen by a pediatrician for minor illnesses. Once consent is received by Premier Community HealthCare a student visits the SBHC.  Parents have the option of attending the appointment in person or online.   By using high-tech equipment, a blue tooth stethoscope, and a hi-def camera, the pediatrician can provide a diagnosis and if needed order a prescription.  If the student is able to return to class they can finish their day or if needed be sent home.  Families are able to pick up prescriptions on the way home.  These services allow for students to receive medical care and begin their recovery while limiting missed time from school.

For a printable explanation of the different services that are provided through in-person or telemedicine please review:

School-Based In-Person and Telemedicine Services information sheet
School-Based In-Person and Telemedicine Services information sheet (Spanish)

The Florida Department of Health provides students a free school entry physical and/or sports physical.  In addition, we are a Women Infants and Children (WIC) outreach clinic for the community.

Behavioral Health Services

Chrysalis Health provides school-based counseling services for Gulfside students.  These appointments provide the student with behavioral health services on campus which limits the amount of instructional time missed during the school day.  Once consent is received appointments are scheduled with the classroom teacher and the student is escorted to the SBHC by a CPS staff member.

BayCare Community Health Activation Team (CHAT) provides one on one mentoring and social-emotional classroom instruction.  The mentoring program is offered to students with parental consent.  Classroom instruction is offered to all students during the school day at a time determined by their teacher.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay offers a school match program between Anclote High School students (Bigs) and Gulfside Elementary students (Littles).  Bigs come to campus and meet once a week with their littles for an hour.

Other Programs

UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program provides classroom instruction on healthy eating and exercise.  Through the Master Gardener Program, 2nd-grade students are growing their own fruits and vegetable.  Our chef provides classroom instruction on nutrition.  Through hands-on gardening and curriculum, our students are learning the importance of the fruits and vegetables food group.

BayCare Kids Wellness and Safety provides enrichments on clean living, nutrition, exercise, water safety, and safe at home.  These classes are scheduled during the school day or during an enrichment session.