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East School-Based Health Center

The East School-Based Health Center represents a collaboration between the Rochester City School District and University of Rochester School of Nursing to improve the health, mental health, and overall well-being of students in an accessible, youth-friendly and confidential setting.

About the East School-Based Health Center

The University of Rochester School of Nursing School-Based Health Center provide free and comprehensive physical and mental health services at East Upper and Lower School in the City of Rochester.

More than 4,000 visits are made each year by city students in grades 6 through 12. All students have access to health care regardless of their ability to pay or health insurance status, and incur no out-of-pocket expenses. Services are available in-person or through telehealth.

Staffed and supported by nurse practitioners, licensed clinical social workers, and ambulatory techs from the School of Nursing, the Center provides:

  • Physicals, primary and preventative services
  • Mental health assessments and ongoing mental health therapy
  • Medication management
  • Diagnosis, treatment, and management of acute illnesses and injuries
  • Management of chronic conditions
  • On-site laboratory services, on-site medication dispensary
  • Health screenings and education
  • Referrals
  • Collaboration with the child’s Primary Health Provider (if they have one established)
  • Adolescent health counseling
  • Immunizations
  • Population-based primary prevention
  • On-site referral to Eastman School-Based Dental Service
SBHC Information Sheet:

Asthma attacks are a common condition treated at both of our health centers. Within minutes of an attack, medication and steroids can be administered on-site, instead of in an emergency room, improving health outcomes for students and substantially reducing health care costs.

Adolescence is a crucial period for developing and maintaining physical, social and emotional well-being. Our School-Based Health Center team provides education and support in areas of a healthy choices, developing coping skills, problem solving, along with focused treatment and interventions for anxiety, depression, PTSD, and increasing resilience.

These hospital-based clinics, authorized by the New York State Department of Health, are a part of Strong Memorial Hospital.

How to Enroll

A parent or legal guardian must sign the enrollment/ consent form, which can be completed by picking up a form at a Health Center or by completing the online enrollment form here:

Online Enrollment Form (English)

Online Enrollment Form (Spanish)

Resources for Students & Parents

Request/Obtain Medical Info
Patient’s Bill of Rights:
Parent's Bill of Rights

SBHC Locations

East Upper and Lower
1801 E Main St, Rochester, NY, 14609

Contact (585) 288-1390 Ext. 1107

Nichole Gardea Butler, MS, LCSW-R, Director

Nichole Gardea Butler, MS, LCSW-R, Director

East High, UR School of Nursing


Direct office line: (585) 288-1390 Ext. 1107
After hours/Non-School Days: Call (585) 435-2332

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