Health Department

Health Department

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 are full service Cincinnati Health Department clinics located in Cincinnati Public Schools. These clinics serve the medical needs of children and families in the school and community. Currently, there are 11 School Based Health Centers serving over 10,000 students.

The clinics provide physicals, asthma management, immunizations, prescription medications, sick and injury care, and health education to children and families. Having a clinic in school makes it easier for parents to keep up with their children’s medical needs, and keep children in school.

School-Based Health Centers create better access to healthcare and help keep families healthy!

Services Offered at School-Based Health Centers

  • Routine physical exams, including wellness checks, sports and work physicals
  • Asthma and other chronic illness diagnosis and management
  • Acute illness and injury treatment
  • Immunizations and vaccinations
  • Routine lab tests
  • Medication prescriptions
  • Health education, counseling and wellness promotion
  • Fitness and nutrition education and counseling
  • Referrals for healthcare services not provided at the clinics, including mental health, vision and dental services, and other medical services
  • Case management for acute and chronic health problems
  • Dental Services at select locations
  • OneSight Vision Center


We accept all insurance including Medicaid, Caresource, Molina, Buckeye, Paramount, United, and all private insurance. We also accept patients without insurance.

Locations and Services

*some SBHC accept pediatric patients who do not attend their school and adult patients from the community, inquire with the individual schools for availability

School Nurse Services

The Cincinnati Health Department has placed Registered Nurses at select CPS locations who do not have a full-service health center. These nurses offer a variety of services to the students at their schools including:

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

School-Based Health Center Documents


Information Sheets: What You Need to Know