School Based Health

Welcome to the State of Nevada Division of Health Care Financing and Policy (DHCFP) School Based Health webpage. NV Medicaid School Based Health is part of the Clinical Policy Team that oversees the Medicaid Services Manual (MSM) policies for school-aged youth.

School Based Child Health Services (SBCHS)
MSM Chapter 2800

School Based Child Health Services (SBCHS) are medical services provided through a child’s local school district that are designed to meet the health needs of a child toward the appropriate reduction of the impact of a physical or mental impairment and restoration to the child’s best possible functional level. SBCHS are provided to a Medicaid eligible student who meets the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) criteria. SBCHS are reimbursable under the Medicaid program to recipients with special needs pursuant to an Individual Education Plan(IEP). Services are provided in the school setting or other site in the community and may include psychological counseling, nursing services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, audiology, and durable medical equipment.

School Based Health Centers (SBHC)
MSM Chapter 600

School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) provide primary and preventive medical services to Medicaid and Nevada Check Up recipients. SBHCs are health centers located on or near a school facility of a school district, independent school, or board of an Indian tribe or tribal organization. A SBHC performs a multitude of different services to help improve access to care for low-income, underserved school-aged youth.  This delivery model will assist in ensuring this population will receive comprehensive, interdisciplinary preventive and primary care they may not normally have access to.