Sacagawea Health Center provides
care to students within Columbia County who need it, insured or not, offering access to all who may not get the
medical attention they need.
Preventing the Spread of Infection
diagnosing and treating a student's contagious disease, Sacagawea Health Center can help stop the spread of infection. School
based health centers can be a first line of defense against outbreaks of infectious disease like the mumps or Avian flu.
Studies by John's Hopkins University, Emory University, and other
respected institutions show that school-based health centers decrease absenteeism, tardiness and school discipline or behavior
problems. Keeping students healthy and in the classroom directly translates into improved academic performance.
By reducing visits young
people make to the emergency room for non-critical care, Sacagawea Health Center and other school base health centers help
curb increases in premiums and taxes associated with providing emergency care to under or uninsured patients.