About the Network: The School Based Provider Healthcare Network (SBHS) is an exclusive network dedicated to contracting providers interested in building their individual practices on local school campuses. SBHS coordinates with national payers to identify providers who are exploring opportunities to practice in the nation’s largest school districts.
The Need: According the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, one in five children and adolescents experience a mental health problem during their school years. Examples include stress, anxiety, bullying, family problems, depression, a learning disability, and alcohol and substance abuse. Serious mental health problems, such as self-injurious behaviors and suicide, are on the rise, particularly among youth. Unfortunately, it is estimated that up to 60% of students do not receive the treatment they need due to a stigma associated with mental health and a lack of access to services. Of those who do get help, nearly two thirds do so only in school.