School Based Health Center
Connecticut Institute For Communities, Inc

“Healthy Kids Make Better Learners”
Phone: (203) 270-6114

Dear Parent or Guardian,

As a student at Newtown Middle School (NMS), your child has the opportunity to take advantage of medical and mental health services offered during school hours, through the School Based Health Center (SBHC). The SBHC is different from the school nurse office or school Guidance/social work office. The SBHC staff, including a licensed Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Social Worker, and Medical/Office Assistant, provide medical and mental health care much like a private doctor or mental health care provider’s office would.  Our broader goal is to reduce a student’s number of days absent from school by diagnosing and treating illnesses early. Services are offered with no out of pocket costs to families. Insurance may be billed; however, parents are not responsible for co-pays or deductibles. Uninsured students are seen for free.    Parents/guardians don’t have to miss time from work to take their child to an outside provider for most services, since they are provided at the SBHC.

Some of the medical and mental health services offered at the SBHC include:
Medical Services                                                                                  Mental  Health Services
* School Vaccines         * Mental Health assessment / Individual, Group
& Family Therapy
* Complete physical exams         * History of or current bullying
* In-office testing for strep, flu, urine, glucose,
hemoglobin etc.
        * Anxiety/Depression
* Prescriptions sent to your pharmacy         * Peer relationships/Family relationships
* Asthma education, inhaler refills, school medication forms         * Poor academic performance/learning       challenges
* Health education for nutrition, exercise, weight management
and allergy triggers
        * Exposure to trauma/loss
* diagnose and treat common illnesses such as ear infections, pneumonia, rashes, strep throat, allergies, etc.         * History of or current self-harm and suicide ideation


To take advantage of the SBHC services,
please complete, sign and return the attached 2-sided Permission/Medical History Form to the NMS SBHC. You may email it to

If you have any questions about the SBHC, please call us at (203) 270-6114 or fax us at (203) 270-4644.

Thank you – The SBHC Team – * Nancy Kettner-MA,  *Ariel Belek-APRN,   *Jennifer Sawyer-LCSW

Newtown Middle School SBHC, 11 Queen Street, Newtown, CT 06470 (203) 270-6114
Inspiring Each Student to Excel

3 Primrose Street, Newtown, CT 06470
Phone: (203) 426-7600