NHC Tualatin School-Based Health Center

Students at Tualatin High School, including continuing education for young parents (CEYP) children, will find the comprehensive primary care services Neighborhood Health Center provides in all our community health centers in the Portland area. Conducted within the Tualatin School District’s guideline, the Tualatin High School SBHC offers:

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  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Minor Illnesses and Injuries;
  • Wellness/Health Physical Exams or Check-Ups;
  • Sports Physicals;
  • Immunizations;
  • Blood Pressure and Vision Screenings;
  • Referrals to Specialty Providers;
  • Mental Health Evaluations, Counseling, and Referrals;
  • Health Counseling on Nutrition, Weight Management, Safety, Wellness, Substance Use and/or Drug Dependence, and Health Risk Assessment/Identification/Reduction; and
  • Sexuality Safety and Responsibility, Menstrual Disorders, and Testing to see if you are pregnant
NHC Tualatin High School SBHC
22300 SW Boones Ferry Road
Tualatin, OR 97062

Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
(closed 12 to 12:30 pm daily for lunch)
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

 

WHAT IS A SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTER (SBHC)?

A school-based health center (SBHC) provides primary care health services and programs within a school setting. The goal of Tualatin High School SBHC is to provide care for any and all Tualatin High School students (including (CEYP) children) in need of medical and/or mental health services, regardless of insurance status. The NHC – Tualatin High School SBHC is run by Neighborhood Health Center (NHC) within the Tualatin School District’s guidelines, with support from the Washington County Health Department.

NHC will work with existing providers as needed to maintain continuity of care. All meetings are confidential according to HIPAA guidelines, unless there is a concern for imminent danger to self or others, in which case the student will be made aware of the need to breach confidentiality.

Students should make an appointment ahead of time, but walk-in appointments are available. Appointments are available to all enrolled Tualatin School District students.

SERVICES OFFERED AT NHC – TUALATIN HIGH SCHOOL SBHC

  • Diagnosis and treatment of minor illness, minor injuries, colds, ear infections, rashes, asthma, sinus infections and may include limited labs, prescriptions, and handouts/information.
  • Wellness/health physical exams or check-ups
  • Sports physicals
  • Immunizations
  • Blood pressure or vision screenings
  • Referrals to specialty providers, i.e., dental, vision, dermatology, orthopedic, etc.
  • Mental health evaluations, counseling, and referrals.
  • Health counseling on topics such as nutrition, tobacco use/cessation, weight management, safety, wellness, substance and/or drug dependence, and health risk assessment/identification/reduction.
  • Addressing safe and responsible sexuality, menstrual disorders, testing to see if you are pregnant.

PARENTAL CONSENT

The SBHC staff will obtain the written or verbal consent of a parent or legal guardian for general medical treatment if a patient is under 15 years of age. A patient may seek family planning and sexually transmitted disease services without parent/legal guardian consent, at any age. SBHC-related mental health services (outpatient services) may be provided to a person 14 years or older without parent or legal guardian consent.

NHC TUALATIN HIGH SCHOOL SBHC SATISFACTION SURVEY – PARENTAL NOTIFICATION

Students between the ages of 12 and 19 who visit the NHC Tualatin High School SBHC may be asked to complete an anonymous survey after their visit. The survey asks about the student’s satisfaction and experience at the NHC Tualatin High School SBHC, as well as some general questions about their physical and mental health status. Students can refuse to take the survey, and this will not affect their ability to get care at the SBHC. To see a copy of the survey, please go to the SBHC Data Requirements. If you have questions about the survey, please contact the SBHC State Program Office at sbhc.program@state.or.us

Our Staff

Elizabeth Pruett, CPNP

Elizabeth holds a Master of Science Nursing degree from Yale University, School of Nursing in New Haven, Connecticut and a Bachelor of Psychology from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. She is a Board-Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Elizabeth’s experience includes private, public, hospital and community health practices as well as over 13 years of school-based health center experience in the Portland Metro area. Elizabeth’s experience includes providing a full array of healthcare and social services for children in culturally diverse families including well-child care, health promotion, disease treatment and prevention, and acute care. Prior to joining NHC Elizabeth provided school-based health center primary care services at Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Centers Tigard High School and Merlo Station School-Based Health Center prior to joining Virginia Garcia. In her personal time Elizabeth enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors with family, friends and her dog. She also enjoys yoga and reading. Elizabeth provides pediatric primary care services in the Tualatin School-Based Health Center.