School & Adolescent Health

The Cincinnati Health Department is the Chief Medical Consultant for Cincinnati Public Schools. Our division of School and Adolescent health works hard to keep students healthy and ready to learn.

School-Based Health Centers

Learn about the Onesight Vision Center at Oyler School, operated by the Cincinnati Health Department, watch a video here

School-Based Health Centers provide a comprehensive range of clinical services that specifically meet the serious health problems of young people in the community.

The services provided include:

  • Routine physical exams, including sports and work physicals
  • Asthma and other chronic illness diagnosis and management
  • Acute illness and injury treatment
  • Immunizations
  • Routine lab tests
  • Prescription medications
  • Health education, counseling and wellness promotion
  • Fitness and nutrition education and counseling
  • Referrals for healthcare services not provided at the clinics, including mental health and dental services


  • Oyler Elementary
  • Withrow Elementary
  • Western Hills & Dater High School (2012-13)
  • Academy of World Languages (AWL)
  • Aiken High School
  • Ethel M. Taylor Academy
  • Riverview East Academy
  • Roberts Paideia Academy
  • Roll Hill Academy
  • Withrow High School
  •  Mt. Airy      
  • John P. Parker

Cincinnati Health Department has added school-based health centers to the existing clinic sites: Price Hill, Elm Street, Braxton-Cann, Northside, Millvale, and Crest Smile Shoppe.

Student Health Services        

  • HealthCheck Program: Perform physical exams at school and linkage with primary health care providers
  • Health assessments & referrals
  • Case management for acute and chronic health problems
  • Immunization compliance audits and vaccinations
  • Screenings: Vision, hearing, BMI and dental
  • Consultation/collaboration with primary care providers and school staff
  • Health education and counseling
  • Coordination with families, health professionals and community agencies
  • Collaboration with community partners to address pressing public health problems: obesity, dental disease, mental health, access to care, covering the uninsured and disease preparedness.
  • Mentoring and training of School Health Assistants