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 School-Based Health Centers

​The Office of Whole Child Supports​ is working to expand school-based health services to rural communities in Georgia. The goal is to provide students the best opportunity to succeed by addres​sing medical, behavioral, dental, and vision health needs. School-based health centers (SBHCs) are proven to be an effective method for addressing these needs by meeting students where they are – in school. This model of healthcare delivery helps to eliminate barriers such as transportation, accessibility, and cost for children and families living in communities with little to no access to healthcare.​

School-Based Health Center Grant Application Open March 1, 2023

Planning grant applications (up to $10,000) for new SBHCs will open on Wednesday, March 1 and close on Saturday, April 1. To apply, click the link below.​​​​​ 

GaDOE SBHC Planning Grant Application

All schools listed on the current CSI, TSI, or Promise Lists are eligible to apply for this opportunity, which may result in funding up to $1 million per new SBHC. For more information, contact Ruth Ellis, Program Specialist for School-Based Health Centers:

School-Based Health Center Grant Information

Please visit the links below​ to learn more about school-based health centers.


​​​​Ruth Ellis, MPH, JM
Program Specialist, School-Based Health Centers

Cell: 678.673.9164​

Contact us at:​ 
​Find us on Twitter @GaDOEWholeChild​