School Health

School Health

The School Health Center Program is a partnership between the Center for Family Health, Jackson Public Schools, and Northwest Community Schools. While the four health centers are located within the two districts, they make it easy for students and parents to access health care no matter what school district they attend. It's like having a doctor's office in your child's school. The centers at Jackson High School and the Middle School at Parkside are open year-round to anyone through the age of 21 years old, regardless of where – or if – he or she goes to school. The health center at Northeast Elementary School and the Northwest Community Health Center are also open year-round, but they are open to any Jackson County adult or child.

school healthBy increasing access, school health centers are designed to improve the health status of elementary, middle and high school students. All services provided are designed to meet the special developmental, socio-emotional and access needs of adolescents and youth.

Primary medical care and behavioral health services provided on-site at the schools include:

  • Physical examinations
  • Diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnessesschool health
  • Preventive health services and health education
  • Hearing/vision screening
  • Immunizations
  • Mental health assessment and therapy
  • Referrals for evaluation and treatment of illnesses and injuries not suitable for managing in the school health center setting
  • Lab specimen collection
  • Comprehensive dental care at Northeast Health Center
  • Medicaid enrollment
  • Coordination of school health services
  • Case management, coordination of referrals
  • The school health centers accept most commercial and government insurance programs, including Medicaid; and offer a sliding discount program. No one is turned away because of inability to pay. Children under the age of 18 need parental permission to be treated.   

View a list of our providers.

Download Permission Slip and Medical History Form

Two quick video looks at school health centers:

Our People Make the Difference

If I had not gone to her (the counselor at Parkside Health Center), I don’t know where I’d be, but I would not be this successful in life.

Bryanna Johnson - Leoni Township, MI
Bryanna Johnson
Jackson High Health Center
544 Wildwood Ave.
Jackson, MI 49201
(517) 780-0838

Open year-round
Monday - Friday — 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Serves young patients through 21 years old
Bobbi Brandt

Bobbi Brandt
Physician Assistant

Location: , Jackson High

Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from Michigan State University, Master’s Degree in Medicine, Western Michigan University

Joined Center: March 2014

Professional Affiliations: Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants and American Academy of Physician Assistants

Prior Work: Allegiance Health, Center for Family Health

Accreditations: Accredited by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Mobile Dental

The Center for Family Health provides dental care to area children through its mobile dental unit. The unit provides on-site care to Jackson County schools and organizations, bringing a dentist and hygienist, dental chair and materials right to the children. Contact the Center for Family Health at (517) 748-5500 to learn which schools are currently served.

Mobile dental services include:

  • Examinations
  • Cleanings
  • X-rays
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Sealants

Services usually are covered by Medicaid or private insurance. Follow-up care, such as fillings and extractions, is available at the Center’s Dental Clinic, 500 N. Jackson St., and the Northeast Health Center, 1024 Fleming St. (at Jackson’s Northeast Elementary School).

Download the Mobile Dental Permission Slip

View the Providers

Northeast Health Center
1024 Fleming Ave.
Jackson, MI 49202
(517)787-4361

Open year-round
Monday - Friday — 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Serves patients of all ages | Also offers dental services
Dr. Gregory Trompeter

Gregory Trompeter , DDS
Dentist

Location: , Northeast , Dental Clinic

Education: Bachelor’s in Economics, University of Colorado; MBA, University of Texas; Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, University of Colorado School of Dentistry; Advanced Education in General Dentistry, University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Joined Center: 2003

Professional Affiliations: Member, American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association and Jackson District Dental Society

Prior Work: Brief stint as a contract dentist at Health Delivery Inc. in Saginaw

Colleen Goetz

Colleen Goetz
Physician Assistant

Location: , Northeast

Education: Prerequisite to Physician Assistant Program, Owens Community College/University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio; Bachelor’s with Certificate of Completion Physician Assistant Program, University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio;

Joined Center: 2015

Professional Affiliations: Member, American Academy of Physician Assistants

Prior Work: Physician assistant, Meigs Family Physicians of Perrysburg, Ohio; Family Health Center of Woodville, Ohio; Rivercrest Ob/Gyn of Rossford, Ohio; University of Toledo Heart and Vascular Center; Toledo Cardiology Consultants Inc.; Radiologic technologist in cardiac catherization lab

Accreditations: Accredited by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Facebook Live Video Tour

Take the Facebook Live tour of Northeast Health Center with President and CEO Molly Kaser and our friends and partners at Jackson Public Schools. Click the "play" button below to begin.

Northwest Community Health Center
R.W. Kidder Middle School
6700 Rives Junction Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201
(517)569-3200

Open year-round
Monday - Friday — 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Serves patients of all ages
Denise Provencher

Denise Provencher
Physician Assistant

Location: , Northwest Community

Education: Bachelor’s in Medical Technology, Wayne State University Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies, University of Detroit Mercy

Joined Center: 2014

Prior Work: Worked as a Physician Assistant at Michigan Pain Specialists and Health Specialists of Lenawee

Accreditations: Accredited by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Take the Facebook Live Video Tour

Join Molly Kaser, President and CEO of the Center for Family Health, and look inside the Northwest Community Health Center. Geoff Bontrager, superintendent of Northwest Community Schools, is on hand to represent the Mountie Nation, one of the Center's great community partners. 

Parkside Health Center
2400 Fourth St.
Jackson, MI 49203
(517) 788-6812

Open year-round
Monday - Friday — 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Serves young patients through 21 years old
Shawn Heiler

Shawn Heiler
Physician Assistant

Location: , Parkside

Education: Bachelor’s in Sports Medicine Athletic Training, Eastern Michigan University Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies, Wayne State University

Joined Center: 2013

Professional Affiliations: Member, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Michigan Association of Physician Assistants, Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (Paul Ambrose Scholar)

Prior Work: Positions included work in Express Care Clinic and Emergency Department