SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS IN MINNESOTA
In the school year1999/2000 there were 20 operating centers in the state, an increase of 3 centers in the past two years.The majority of the centers (19) are located in urban areas. Most of the school-based health centers in Minnesota operate with limited state support. They do receive partial funding from the Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant. Additionally, Minneapolis and St. Paul centers bill Medicaid. Most of the centers (15) operate in high schools.

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


State Policies
Table 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 Yes
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? No
Does the state have targeting guidelines for state-funded SBHCs? No
Has the state established operating standards for SBHCs?* No
Are SBHCs licensed by state health licensing authority? No

 

Table III: SBHCs and Managed Care Experience

Do any SBHCs in the state have contracts with managed care plans? Yes
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? unknown

 

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? No
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? 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
(local directed dollars)
$1,400,000

 

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


Contact Information:

Kristen Tiepel
Adolescent Health Coordinator
Division of Maternal and Child Health
Minnesota Department of Health
717 Delaware Street, SE
PO Box 9441
Minneapolis, MN 55440
Phone: 612-623-5342
Fax: 612-623-5200

Related Links:

Minnesota Department of Health
http://www.health.state.mn.us