Frequently Asked Questions
Similar to a pediatric or family practice office, patients are screened for risk regarding pregnancy, disease, and relationship violence.
- In accordance with ASD Sex Education Guidelines, providers will tailor the appropriate information based on the patient’s age and maturity.
- Patients will be counseled by medical professionals on best practices for the prevention of pregnancy and disease, including abstinence as the most effective way to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, but also information about contraception options available. Prescriptions for contraception will be considered based on the needs of the student.
- Providers will encourage students to discuss sexual decisions with a parent or trusted adult.
In addition to billing revenue, ASBHC receives funding from the United Way, Anchorage Education Association, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, and Individual Donors and Pick.Click.Give.
- Verbal consent can be given to ASBHC Staff by parents for sick students when the school nurse refers them.
Do I have to consent every year?
- Yes. Similar to your private health provider’s office, you have to update information, including consent, every year. Parents can consent for services during the annual, online registration. Parents may revoke consent anytime, by contacting the ASBHC.
Yes, with parent consent, and transportation to and from the clinic.
With your consent, ASBHC will advise your child’s other provider about any services received.
Note: ASBHC encourages every student and family to have a medical home to ensure continuity of care.
The school nurse initially sees students during the school day who are ill or injured. In cases beyond the usual scope of school nursing practice, she may refer them to the ASBHC for care. Students cannot go to ASBHC for illness or injury without initially being referred by the school nurse.
Based on the medical needs of students, students and /or parents will be given a wide spectrum of providers in the community to access additional care, if necessary. Student/family financial and transportation issues will also be considered to identify the best fit when students are referred.
Yes. However, the providers cannot write a refill prescription for medications they did NOT initially prescribe.
Services are NOT free. We bill private insurance, Denali KidCare/Medicaid, etc at scheduled rates. ASBHC also has a sliding fee scale based on the federal poverty guidelines using the family size and income to determine the cost. The minimum fee for services is $10, but no one is refused care based on inability to pay.
Yes. Similar to your private health provider’s office, you have to update information, including consent, every year. Parents can consent for services during the annual, online registration. Parents may revoke consent anytime, by contacting the ASBHC.
Schedules will vary by school. In order to minimize class disruption, we anticipate having high school clinic hours during the student lunch-time, some class times, and immediately after school.