School & Adolescent Health

The Cincinnati Health Department (CHD) is the Chief Medical Consultant for Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS). Our School and Adolescent Health program works hard to keep students healthy and ready to learn.


ATTENTION: CPS parents/guardians, regarding picking up CPS student medication. Arrangements for medication pick-up can be made by contacting 513-357-2824.


School-Based Health Centers

Learn about the Oyler School Vision Center, operated by the City of Cincinnati Primary Care (CCPC) program, by watching this video here.

CCPC School-Based Health Centers provide primary care services to students in the Cincinnati Public Schools. These health centers serve the medical needs of children and families in the school and community. Currently, there are 13 School-Based Health Centers serving over 10,000 students.  There are dental services at five school health locations that serve students and the community members. See below.

The health centers provide physicals, asthma management, immunizations, prescription medications, sick and injury care, and health education to children and families. Having a health center in a 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
  • Vision centers at select locations



We accept all insurance including Medicaid, Amerigroup, CareSource, Molina Healthcare, Buckeye Health Plan, Paramount Health Care, UnitedHealthcare, and all private insurance. We also accept patients without insurance.


Locations and Providers

*Some SBHC's accept pediatric patients who do not attend School-based health center school and adult patients from the community, inquire with the individual schools for availability.


Dental Service Locations (No Walk-Ins at Any Location)

Academy of World Languages (AWL)
2030 Fairfax Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45207
Dental Appointments: 513-363-7848
Fax: 513-363-7822
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Delta Dental @ Aiken High School
5641 Belmont Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45224
Dental Appointments: 513-363-6651
Fax: 513-363-6750
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Delta Dental @ Oyler School
2121 Hatmaker Street
Cincinnati, OH 45204
Dental Appointments: 513-363-4135
Fax: 513-363-4158
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Deaconess Health Check @ West High
2146 Ferguson Road
Cincinnati, OH 45238
Dental Appointments: 513-363-8706
Fax: 513-363-8754
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Withrow Dental Center
2520 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208
Dental Appointments: 513-363-9110
Fax: 513-363-9120
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.


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 Vaccine and 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


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