Health Service Resources
Multnomah Education Service District
MESD School Health Services provides mandated health services to students at all Portland Public Schools. Services include Nursing and School Health Assistants. MESD assists in the management of school immunization requirements (ORS 333-050-0010- 0110), serves as a liaison with the Multnomah County Health Department in the control and management of communicable diseases and provides technical assistance to the district in all areas that impact student health. To learn more about MESD's services, go to MESD School Health Services. Click here to find more information for staff and families.
Multnomah County School-Based Health Centers
Multnomah County partners with PPS to provide comprehensive preventative, primary and mental healthcare services for all Multnomah County school-age youth regardless of ability to pay at designated elementary, middle, and high schools in Multnomah County. Multnomah County facilities serve all students in the school cluster they are located in allowing access to comprehensive preventive, primary, and mental health care for Multnomah County school-aged youth.
School-Based Health Centers provide many services including:
- Routine physical exams, including sports physicals
- Early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of illness and injury
- Vision, dental, and blood pressure screenings
- Mental health services
- Age-appropriate reproductive health
- Routine lab tests
- Prescription medications
- Health education, counseling, and wellness promotion
- Fitness and nutrition education and counseling
- Referrals for health care services not provided at the clinics
Click here for school-based health center hours & locations (PPS locations include: Cleveland, Franklin, Jefferson, McDaniel, and Roosevelt)
Multnomah County Primary Care Clinics
In addition to School-Based Health Clinics, Multnomah County Primary Care Clinics provide low-cost family health care at seven locations. They provide care to underserved, low-income, and uninsured residents of Multnomah County.
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Oregon Health Science University
OHSU partners with PPS as the medical sponsor of the School-Based Health Services at the Benson Wellness Center, located at Benson HS. The Benson Wellness Center is a partnership between Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), MESD, and Western Psychological Association and provides students high-quality healthcare regardless of insurance status.