Pediatric Medical Services
Pediatric medical services are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and include:
• Preventive care
• Adolescent health and wellness
• ADHD screening and follow up care
• Asthma screening and follow up care
• Acute sick visits
• Sports physicals
• Medication checks
Behavioral Health Services
Behavioral health services are available Monday through Friday during regular school hours and are provided by licensed independent clinical social workers (LICSW). For information, please contact:
- Springfield High School: Deborah O’Brien, LICSW, 802-885-7900
- Riverside Middle School: Deborah O’Brien, LICSW, 802-885-8490
- Union Street School: Merryl Pauly, LICSW, 802-885-5155
- Elm Hill School: Merryl Pauly, LICSW, 802-885-5159
School-based dental services are available at many schools throughout our region, including Springfield schools. Our school-based Registered Dental Hygienists (RDH) provide dental cleanings, screenings, sealants, fluoride treatment and home care dental education. Our goal is that no child suffers with tooth decay or other dental issues. Our hygienists can also make referrals to area dentists and help you find a permanent dental home for your child within the community.
Documentation to sign up for the dental service is available through the schools (or download below) and must be completed prior to receiving in-school services. It’s easy to sign up – just fill out the form below and return it to your child’s school or medical office.
Documentation required for Springfield Schools
Documentation required for other grant funded schools
If you have questions or would like more information about school-based dental services, please contact: Barbara Hodgkins, RDH, at 802-875-2878 or email@example.com .
Caregiver Involvement and Consent
North Star school-based health teams work closely with caregivers to involve them in the services their children receive. Caregivers are encouraged to participate in their child’s medical and dental appointments in person, or by phone, email or computer. Between appointments, health center follow up with parents and guardians may include letters, phone calls, notes on a secure website, and home visits if needed.
A parent or guardian can sign a permission form at the beginning of each school year for their child to receive school-based health services. Children and adolescents under the age of 18 may receive school-based health services only with written parent/guardian consent.
School-Based Clinic General Release
School-Based Health Costs and Financial Assistance
North Star Health accepts most forms of health insurance, including Vermont Medicaid. We also offer financial assistance in the form of a sliding fee discount for eligible uninsured and under-insured individuals. Depending on your personal situation, school-based health services may be free. Before providing school-based medical, behavioral health or dental services, we will explain the costs and obtain consent from the student’s parent or guardian.
We partner with Valley Health Connections, a local nonprofit that helps people who are uninsured or under-insured access health care. They can help you understand your options for applying for our sliding fee discount program, health insurance, and other financial assistance programs that may be available to you.
Contact Valley Health Connections to request a free, confidential consultation.
Valley Health Connections
268 River Street, Springfield, VT 05156