School-Based Health

Providing Care Where Students Are

North Country Family Health Center (NCFHC) operates full-service health centers in the Watertown City and South Jefferson Central School Districts. Health Center staff provides primary care and behavioral health services to students. Dental clinics in both districts serve students to provide convenient access to preventative dental care. In an average year, more than 3,000 students make more than 10,000 visits to the NCFHC’s School-Based Health Centers.

Our Services

  • Diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses and chronic conditions
  • Annual physical exams
  • Sports and camp physicals
  • Immunizations & allergy shots
  • Screenings (vision, hearing, dental, nutrition)
  • Management of chronic illness
  • Nutrition and weight counseling
  • Health Education
  • Individual, family and group therapy
  • Preventative dental care

School-Based Health Centers are open when school is in session.

  • To enroll a student in the program, parents must complete an enrollment form for EACH of their students.
  • The forms are available at school (from the main office or the school nurse).
  • Or, you may download the forms using the links above.
  • There are no income or insurance requirements.
  • There is no out-of-pocket cost for SBHC services

    There is not a co-pay or fee for any SBHC medical, behavioral health, or preventive dental care provided IN school. You may need to pay for some lab tests and x-rays done outside of the School-Based Health Center – for example blood work, lab cultures and strep tests. For more information click here.

    School-Based Dental Program

    NCFHC also offers preventive dental services (including dental cleaning, dental sealants, dental screening, and fluoride treatments) to students at Alexandria Bay, Copenhagen, Jefferson-Lewis BOCES, Lowville, South Lewis, and Lyme schools. Please use the individual school links above to find your school’s enrollment form.

    • Watertown City School District
    • Case Middle School: (315) 785-3809
    • North Elementary: (315) 786-1767
    • Harold T. Wiley School: (315) 785-3783
    • Harold T. Wiley Dental Site: (315) 779-5611
    • Watertown High School: (315) 785-3703
    • South Jefferson Central School District
    • Mannsville Elementary: (315) 465-3373
    • Mannsville Elementary Dental Site: (315) 465-3378
    • Wilson Elementary: (315) 583-5200
    • Wilson Elementary Dental Site: (315) 583-5349
    • Dental Only School-Based Health Sites
    • Alexandria Central School District: (315) 482-9971
    • Clarke Middle/High School (South Jefferson): (315) 232-9968
    • Copenhagen Central School : (315) 688-4411
    • Jefferson-Lewis BOCES: (315) 779-7010
    • Lowville Academy & Central School District: (315) 376-9000
    • Lyme Central School District: (315) 649-2417
    • Ohio Street Elementary (Watertown): (315) 785-3755
    • South Lewis Central School District Dental Sites
    • Glenfield Elementary: (315) 348-2620
    • Port Leyden Elementary: (315) 348-2660
    • South Lewis Middle & High School: (315) 348-2500