School Based Health Center (SBHC)
The Morris Heights Health Center’s School Based Health Center (SBHC) is committed to providing quality on-site healthcare services, including mental health and health education, to all enrolled students. The MHHC team provides a variety of services, including physical health exams, routine care of asthma & diabetes, immunizations, dental procedures and individual & group therapy.
We provide services to your child regardless of immigration status or insurance coverage and all services are at no out-of-pocket cost to you. By enrolling your child in our clinic, you are providing them with on-site access to comprehensive medical care so that they don’t have to miss school and you don’t have to miss work for medical appointments.
If your child already had a Primary Care Provider, you can still enroll in our clinic and we will communicate directly with them. To enroll your child in the SBHC you must complete enrollment forms, which are available in the SBHC and the school’s main office.
Our Mission, Vision & Values
Our mission, vision, and values statements are as follows:
Our Mission: Morris Heights Health Center shall be the vanguard for quality, affordable and accessible health care for all.
Our Vision: The Morris Heights Health Center will use its resources to become and remain a sought after health care organization with an exceptional system of care that identifies and addresses the health care needs of its targeted communities by creating equality in access to affordable quality health care services.
Value Statement: We (MHHC) shall use the collective efforts of our community, providers and staff in developing and maintaining a health care practice that is effective, safe and competitive without compromising our quality of care, sound business, moral or ethical standards.
The underlying principles are:
Serving with humanity, respect, and affirmation
Being a catalyst or agent for change
Permitting risk-taking on all levels-both individually and as a team
Producing and providing quality products
Promoting transparency and accountability
Functioning with integrity
The Caring Place: For & About Patients
Since 1981, Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) has had a record of distinction as the major provider of health care to Morris Heights and the surrounding areas. Born out of the local need for quality care, MHHC is a non-profit organization funded by federal, state, and foundation grants as well as private and corporate donors.
For over a quarter of a century, we've provided quality primary health care services to all members of the community, including the medically, socially, and economically disadvantaged. Our services range from medical and dental services to counseling. Our health center has always been proud to stand at the forefront in our local and medical communities.
This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). Morris Heights Health Center is recognized as a Level III Patient Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and is accredited by the Joint Commission.
Meeting the Needs of Our Community
MHHC now serves more than 48,000 patients annually and provides a wide range of primary, specialty, dental, mental health, educational, and social services at five convenient locations. In addition, Morris Heights Health Center maintains school-based health facilities in eight New York City Public Schools that provide health care for the students.