SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS IN LOUISIANA 1999-2000
Louisiana saw an increase in funding for school-based health centers through Tobacco Settlement dollars. The number of centers in the state has increased by ten over the last two years, from 30 to 40. Approximately half (22) of the centers are located in rural areas; the remaining centers are located in urban areas. All of the centers receive at least half of their funds from grants or Medicaid and SCHIP payments.

In the 2000-2001 school year, there were 47 school-based health centers.



Descriptive Data
Results of the Making the Grade 2000 Survey of SBHC Initiatives
 

Prrimary Care Providers
on site

Types of Schools
Housing SBHCs

Location of SBHCs

State PoliciesTable I: Policies Regarding 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 policy specifically prohibits SBHCs from billing Medicaid No
State requires through law, managed care contracts or regulations that Medicaid managed care provider networks inlcude SBHCs No
State encourages through law, mangaed 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 inlcude SBHCs No
State encourages through law, mangaed care contracts or regulations that SCHIP managed care provider networks include SBHCs No

Table II: Programs and Policies that Support SBHCs

Is there a program unit which 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 for SBHCs in Louisiana 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? No
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 intersts or concerns regarding SBHCs? Yes
Has the state agency been asked to provide inforamtion on how to start, operate, or fund a SBHC? Yes
Has the state agency been contacted by persons who were worried about the opening of SBHCs in their communities? Yes
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)
$480,000
Tobacco Settlement $4,181,412
Making the Grade Grant $392,156
Total $5,053,568

State Funds for SBHCs for School Year 2000/2001
 

Title V MCH Block Grant
(state directed dollars)
$480,000
State General Fund $39,137
Making the Grade Grant $21,653
Tobacco Settlement $5,760,863
Total $6,301,653

 


 

Contact Information:

Maureen Daly, MD
Adolescent & School Health
Office Of Public Health
Maternal and Child Health
325 Loyola Avenue, Room 312
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 800/240-0463 or
504/568-6068
Fax: 504/568/6185

Enid Broyard
President
Louisiana Assembly on School-Based Health Care
c/o Lawless School Health Center
5300 Law St
New Orelans, LA 70117
Phone: 504/944-8864
Fax: 504/949-6620

Related Links:

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
http://www.dhh.state.la.usChristus: St Frances Cabrini Hospital
Summary information on the hospital’s school-based health centers.