San Antonio, Texas – In a landmark initiative aimed at bolstering the health and education of underserved communities across the United States, the government has allocated funding for 77 new School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) in 2023. These centers, strategically located on or near school premises, will receive support to reduce lost school time, eliminate barriers to care, and provide vital healthcare services to students.

Empowering Communities through Enhanced Healthcare Access

The 2023 grant program, which recognizes the pivotal role SBHCs play in fostering the well-being of students and academic achievement, provides funding to address a wide range of healthcare needs, including primary care and mental health support. These services are essential in bridging the gap in healthcare access for students in underserved areas.

Key Health Focus of the Grant Program:

  1. Comprehensive Primary Care: SBHCs funded under this program will offer primary care services, ensuring students receive regular check-ups, vaccinations, and assistance in managing chronic conditions. This comprehensive approach to healthcare will promote overall wellness among students.
  2. Mental Health Support: Recognizing the significance of mental health, the grant program emphasizes mental health services within SBHCs. Trained professionals will be available to provide counseling, therapy, and support for students facing mental health challenges, fostering a supportive environment for seeking help.


CSI Health MedHub: Revolutionizing Healthcare Access

Among the exciting developments stemming from this grant initiative is the integration of cutting-edge technology into SBHCs. Many of the funded centers have adopted the CSI Health MedHub, an innovative solution that transforms classrooms or available spaces into virtual primary care facilities with remote access to telehealth visits with physicians.

Key Features of the CSI Health MedHub:

  • Diagnostic Equipment: Equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, the MedHub allows healthcare providers to conduct thorough examinations remotely, ensuring accurate diagnoses and timely care.
  • Telehealth Visits: Through secure video calls, students can connect with healthcare professionals, reducing the need to leave school premises for medical appointments and minimizing disruptions to their education.
  • Streamlined Record Keeping: Integrated with electronic health record systems, the MedHub ensures seamless access to students’ medical histories, supporting informed decision-making and continuity of care.
  • Accessibility: By offering remote access to healthcare services, the MedHub addresses geographical gaps in healthcare access, extending quality care to schools in even the most remote areas.


A Brighter Future for Students

The 77 newly funded SBHCs, alongside the revolutionary CSI Health MedHub technology, are poised to revolutionize healthcare access for students in underserved areas. By breaking down barriers to care, reducing absenteeism due to illness, and promoting holistic well-being, these centers are paving the way for healthier, more academically successful futures for our youth.

For more information about the grant program or the innovative CSI Health MedHub, please contact Angela Huhman at 726-202-3449 or [email protected].


About CSI Health

CSI Health is dedicated to extending the reach of health care through telemedicine. With a strong commitment to improving the lives of underserved communities, we are proud to support the implementation of the 2023 grant program and the advancement of School-Based Health Centers across the nation.