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School-Based Health Programs

To receive information about our School Based Health Programs or sites, please call 231.733.6868.

Hackley Community Care’s (HCC) School-Based Health Programs Are Designed to Meet Students and Families Where They Live: In Their Neighborhoods.

This program was established in the schools in 2005 when HCC was awarded a state grant to operate in three middle schools. The purpose of the School-Based Health Programs was to create a model of care for underserved children and youth through health education. Services have continuously expanded to include health, dental care, and mental health services.

Today, the School-Based Health Programs Model Has Expanded Services to Include Two Child and Adolescent Health Centers at Muskegon High School and Oakridge Middle/High School.

The school-based health program has developed successful partnerships with many Muskegon County School districts. The Muskegon Teen Health Center and Oakridge Teen Health Center serve as an anchor for kids, residents, neighborhoods, and schools. Additionally, virtual mental health services are offered to those districts without a program located there; as well as during the summer when school is out. 

Child and Adolescent Health Centers

Hackley Community Care’s Teen Health Centers at Muskegon High School and Oakridge Middle /High School provide medical, mental health, and dental services to children ages 5 to 21. Services are available to students from all school districts.

Both locations can serve as an adolescent’s primary care provider (PCP), medical home or we can coordinate services with a student’s outside PCP.

Our Amazing Staff Can Assist Students With:

**We encourage parents to complete and sign a consent form for their students to be seen at the Teen Health Centers. **

To schedule your child’s appointment please call: 231-733-6868.

School Wellness Model

School Wellness Program model provide health screenings, health education, counseling, and other health resources to youth through the care of a Registered Nurse and a Mental Health Provider.

Mental Health Model

The Mental Health Service Model is designed to provide group and individual counseling, mental health education, and resources to youth through the care of a licensed Mental Health Therapist.

School Wellness Program at Muskegon Middle School and Marquette Elementary School

The School Wellness Program (SWP) provides on-site health care services, screenings and health education to students at Muskegon Middle School. Services also include dental screenings and cleanings and mental health counseling.

Students Have Access to Our School-Based Health Programs Located throughout Muskegon County.

Our program locations include:

To Schedule Your Child’s Appointment Please Call:

Muskegon Teen Health Center at

Mon – Thurs: 8 AM – 4:30 PM
Fri: 8 AM – Noon
Closed 12:30 PM – 1 PM daily for lunch

Oakridge Teen Health Center at
Mon – Thurs: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Fri: Closed
Closed 12:30 – 1 PM daily for lunch

(Hours at both Teen Health Centers are subject to change during the summer.)

Signed parental consent is required for your child to receive most services.

We coordinate all of our services with your child’s primary care provider to manage your child’s health while they are at school. We follow all applicable federal and state laws for minor consent for treatment.

Hackley Community Care School-Based Health Services Are Available in the Following School Districts:

We Also Offer Virtual Appointments in the all other Muskegon County School Districts

For a detailed list of school sites, please contact us.

If you would like for your child to receive services offered by our school-based health programs, or need assistance with Medicaid enrollment, please contact one of the Teen Health Centers for additional information.

All insurances, Medicaid plans, and Delta Dental Healthy Kids are accepted and we will serve the patient if they are uninsured. We will work with each individual to secure insurance, apply for Medicaid, or our Sliding Fee Scale Program. Some sites are grant-funded and will not apply co-pays.

Our School Based Health Program Providers

Wendy Stinson, MA, LPC
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Amy Varnado, LMSW
Shelly Ellingboe, LPC
Barb Shaw, School Based Health Programs Manager
Caitlin Jimerson, LMSW
Joni Warren, LMSW
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