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
Connie Burnett, LPC
School Based Therapist, North Bay Elementary
Connie Burnett received her Master of Science in Counseling from the University of Great Falls, Montana. She has been working in the field with children and their families for over 20 years both in the community mental health center and in private practice. She specializes in anxiety, depression, self-harm, and childhood trauma. she has specific training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing ( EMDR). Connie believes relationships with children and families are key to forwarding movement, and that a strength-based approach is the best. When not working, she enjoys baking, hiking, long walks, and spending time with family.
Lori Shott, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner
Lori Shott was born and raised in the Coos Bay and North Bend area. She obtained her AAS in Nursing from the local community college, SOCC. Lori obtained her bachelor’s in Nursing at Chamberlain University, and her master’s in Nursing at Simmons University. As she worked in various roles in her field her mother became very ill, and despite being in the medical field, they still had a very hard time getting her the care she needed. This spurred her to go back to school to obtain her Family Nurse Practitioner degree. She eventually found her way to Waterfall Community Health Center upon a friend who was already part of this family. She is now our Family Nurse Practitioner and works as a provider in school-based health. She is the school-based Health Coordinator, and provides medical oversight for the Waterfall Immunization Program. Lori loves being outdoors, camping, rafting, and animals. She has several horses and goats on her property up the river.
No student is denied services. Insurance is billed when possible yet no student is turned away based on inability to pay for services.