Tigard-Tualatin School District Superintendent Sue Rieke-Smith announced last month that Neighborhood Health Center (NHC) will replace Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center (VGMHC) as the service provider for the School-Based Health Clinic (SBHC). Virginia Garcia will continue to be the SBHC service provider at Tigard High School.
VGMHC, who opened its first student health center in partnership with TTSD in 2007, has consolidated its school-based health services to Tigard High School. Previously the sole service provider for TTSD, VGMHC transitioned out of the Tualatin High School health clinic, which opened in May of 2015.
Working in tandem with the Washington County Department of Health and Human Services, TTSD is pleased to announce they have formalized a partnership with NHC to assume the delivery of health services at the district’s TuHS School-based health center. NHC will operate from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
“The inclusive delivery of health services to our students and families is a top priority,” said Superintendent Rieke-Smith. “We are very happy to introduce NHC to the Tualatin community. They have a strong reputation dedicated to serving diverse populations and a spirit of partnership that will complement our work dedicated to the health and wellbeing of our students at TuHS. We thank VGMHC for their 12 years and counting delivering health services to TTSD students and families. We look forward to supporting their continued work at THS. With the addition of NHC, we are certain we have a solid foundation of medical and mental health supports.”
For more information on Neighborhood Health Center, visit NHCOregon.org.