By Catherine Rice, Vice President of Marketing/Outreach
School is in and so is our School-Based Health Clinic at Shawnee Mission West (SMW) High School in Overland Park, Kan.! The clinic is open on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is available to Shawnee Mission School District students and their siblings, three to 20 years old.
The clinic offers quality and comprehensive primary, dental and mental health care. Services include physical exams, sports physicals, immunizations, including COVID vaccines, age-appropriate health screenings, preventive education, referrals to specialty services, sick visits, management of acute and chronic problems, dental screenings, fluoride treatments and mental health services.
Most insurance plans are accepted, including KanCare/Medicaid. As a community health center, HPC offers a sliding-fee discount program which is based on income and household size. Fees are waived for students experiencing homelessness.
We offer in-person or virtual appointments. Walk-ins are accommodated if the schedule permits. To schedule an appointment, Shawnee Mission School District parents should call 913-648-2266.
To learn more, view our video below about the clinic. (The video was created and produced by SMW senior Lily Heffner as part of an internship project!)