PHOTO: The Child & Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut Advocates for School Based Health Centers

May 9, 2017


Hartford State Senator Paul Formica (center with tie) met with advocates from the Child & Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut to discuss the importance of school based health centers.

The organization runs 14 health centers located in New London, Groton, Norwich, Stonington, and Waterford. Students in the schools served can obtain services such as physicals, minor acute illness care, health promotion and disease prevention education, as well as group, individual and/or family therapy. These centers are licensed by DPH as Outpatient Clinics and are staffed by Certified Nurse Practitioners and Masters-prepared Mental Health Clinicians. By providing services in a school based center, these centers aim to eliminate barriers to health care for children and their families.

For the 2015-2016 school year these centers served 7,138 children, provided 10,188 mental health visits, and 7,608 medical visits.

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Senator Formica represents Bozrah, East Lyme, a portion of Montville, New London, Old Lyme, a portion of Old Saybrook, Salem, and Waterford. For more information visit