School Based Health Centers
Waterfall Clinic School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) provide community members with access to critical services that are designed to keep them healthy, in school, and ready to learn.
Our SBHCs are staffed by qualified medical professionals and focuses on preventing illness and promoting healthy behaviors. Our team provides prevention education to help young people take responsibility for their health and encourage teachers and parents to support healthy outcomes.
Benefits of SBHCs
Improve access to quality physical, mental and preventive health services
Care for children and adolescents regardless of their ability to pay
Reduce high costs associated with inappropriate use of emergency rooms and unnecessary hospitalizations
Ensure services are age appropriate
Save parents time by reducing missed work hours
Keep students in class and engaged in learning
Laura Van Cara, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Laura VanCara grew up in Southern California, where she and her family spent a lot of time at the beach and camping. Laura eventually moved to Oregon and then attended Southern Oregon State College where she settled in and ended up choosing to pursue a Social Science degree. She received her BS in Psychology and moved around to Washington and Idaho where she worked as a behavioral interventionist, working with childrens and teens struggling on the Autism spectrum. She planned to go back to Oregon and found the perfect opportunity to join Waterfall Community Health Center as their beliefs in caring for others were a perfect match. Laura is now a Behavioral Health Counselor and will be working at Marshfield Highschool. Laura is a EMDR trained therapist, and is pursuing certification in alternative medicines and therapies for mental health that focus on nutrition, supplements, herbal remedies, yoga and more. She loves being creative, and enjoys music, painting, and gardening.
No student is denied services. Insurance is billed when possible yet no student is turned away based on inability to pay for services.