Welcome to your School Based Health Center/SBHC (Wellness Center) at Hodgson Vo Tech. This center has been established specifically to make quality health care available to teens. The SBHC is operated by a partnership that includes Christiana Care, New Castle County VoTech School District, and the Delaware Division of Public Health. The staff consists of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Coordinator, Nurse Practitioner, a Registered Dietitian, and an Administrative Assistant. The Wellness Centers staff works closely with your health care provider, parents and school nurses to create a health care resource. If you do not have a health care provider, the Wellness Center can help you locate one. Our facility is available to all 9th to 12th graders who attend Hodgson VoTech.
Our goals are to:
Promote on-going comprehensive health care to students
Detect signs of emotional stress and psychological problems experienced by our students and provide or refer for mental health services
Improve students knowledge of preventive health care and assist them in developing healthy behaviors.
To allow your child to use the Wellness Center, you will need to complete and return the Consent and Registration form. You can print or fill out and print the form here (it may take a little while to download since it is a large file) or the student can pick one up in the Wellness Center or the Nurses office.
We cannot provide services to your child unless your signature is on the form. You select the services you want for your child and if you do not want a particular service you may refuse it on the consent form. This action allows your child to still benefit from the remainder of services offered.
Completes a physical for sports (using this printed form), job or college or a routine physical
Gives immunizations and Tuberculosis Skin Tests (TB)
Treats minor illnesses and injuries
Gives information about your health concerns
Does rapid strep tests
Screens for and treats sexually transmitted diseases
Does pregnancy tests
Provides Reproductive Health (birth control pills/condoms)
Listens to you
Provides counseling for social and emotional concerns
Screens for psychological issues
Helps you to make positive changes in your life
Meets with other family members if desired
Helps make outside referrals if indicated
Works with parents and teachers if desired
Runs therapy and education groups
Works with you on weight concerns
Develops a plan for healthy eating, including a vegetarian diet
Discusses sports nutrition and how to fuel your sports
Helps you with special medical diets such as a diabetic diet, low-fat, low-sodium, etc.
Works with students with eating disorders
Provides direction and resources for healthy planning and cooking
Please feel free to call with any questions or concerns. Although we adhere to a confidentiality policy, we encourage parental involvement in your childs wellness plans.
School Based Health Center Staff
Hodgson Vo Tech Wellness Center
2575 Glasgow Ave.
Newark, DE 19702
Phone: (302) 832-5400
Fax: (302) 832-5407
We are providing information as a service to let you know that there are multiple resources that exist throughout the state to help you and your family gain the medical insurance that you may need and the Wellness Center can help!! Simply contact Kate Dubroff, LCSW to get started today!
The Wellness Center can help link you with the community resources that can get your application processed for Medical Assistance, the Delaware Healthy Childrens Program and for the Community Health Access Program.
· Delaware Medicaid Provides medical assistance to eligible low-income families. You can have a car, a bank account, and a home and still qualify for Medicaid. You can work and may still qualify for Medicaid.
· Delaware Healthy Childrens Program Provides low cost ($5, $10, $25 per month) health insurance for children who are currently uninsured from birth to the age of 19 who live in families with incomes at or below the reported income limits.
· Are YOU 18 or older?? Assist Program application is available at the Wellness Center!
Both of the above programs require some additional documents to complete the application process. Please include proof of the following items:
· One month of family income (pay stubs, award letters, etc.)
· Self-Employment (completed tax return including schedules)
· Birth date (for newborns only)
· Lawful Alien Status (copy of front and back of cards/papers)
For assistance, questions or for help completing the application forms please contact us at 302-832-5400.
Hodgson Vo-Tech Wellness Center Staff