SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS IN ILLINOIS
There were 43 centers in Illinois in school year 1999/2000, up from 18 in 1997/98. That year the state directed $1.7 million to the centers, almost all of which came from the Social Services Block Grant and the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant programs. 1999/2000 saw the same funding sources, however, approximately $3 million was allocated. Centers are allowed to bill Medicaid for their services, and some centers have contracts with commercial health plans.

Descriptive Data
 
SBHCs with primary care providers Locations of SBHCs Types of schools housing SBHCs



 



State Policies
Table I: Third Party Payments for SBHC Services

SBHCs are eligible for services under fee-for-service Medicaid Yes
SBHCs are eligible for services under fee-for-service SCHIP Yes
State specifically prohibits SBHCs from billing Medicaid No
State requires through law, managed care contracts or regulations that Medicaid managed care provider networks include SBHCs No
State encourages through law, managed care contracts or regulations that Medicaid managed care provider networks include SBHCs No
State prohibits SBHCs from being paid for care provided to Medicaid managed care beneficiaries No
State requires through law, managed care contracts or regulations that SCHIP managed care provider networks include SBHCs Yes
State requires through law, managed care contracts or regulations that SCHIP managed care provider networks include SBHCs Yes

 

Table II: Programs and Policies that Support SBHCs

Is there a program unit that is responsible for providing technical assistance to communities interested in SBHCs? Yes
Does this office administer a grant program that supports SBHCs? Yes
Does the state have targeting guidelines for state-funded SBHCs? Yes
Has the state established operating standards for SBHCs? * Yes
Are SBHCs licensed by state health licensing authority? No

*Operating standards in Illinois are required.

Table III: SBHCs and Managed Care Experience

Do any SBHCs in the state have contracts with managed care plans? No
Do any SBHCs participate in commercial plans? Yes
Does state law permit nurse practitioners to participate in managed care provider networks as primary care providers? Yes

 

Table IV: SBHCs and Community Support

Has the state health department or education agency sponsored polls or organized focus groups to identify public interest and concerns regarding SBHCs? Yes
Has the state agency been asked to provide information on how to start, operate or fund a SBHC? Yes
Has the agency been contacted by persons who were worried about the opening of SBHCs in their community? No
Has the agency been contacted by persons opposed to the opening of SBHCs in the state? No
Do SBHCs assess parent and/or student satisfaction with their services? Yes

 

 

State Funds for SBHCs for School Year 1999/2000

 

Title V MCH Block Grant
(state directed dollars)
$2,242,500
Title XX Social Service Block Grant $788,300
Total $3,030,800

 

Source: National Survey of School-Based Health Centers 2000,
Making the Grade


Contact Information:

Judith Redick
Adolescent & School Health Administrator
Illinois Department of Human Services
535 West Jefferson
Springfield, IL 62761
Phone: (217) 785-5368
Fax: (217) 782-4890
Email: jredick@dph0841rl

Related Links:

Illinois Department of Public Health
http://www.idph.state.il.us