Tigard-Tualatin School-Based Health Center
In 2008, Virginia Garcia opened its first school-based health center at Tigard High School adopting the state’s motto of “keeping kids healthy, in school and ready to learn.” The health center is open to ALL school district students of all ages and serves the community of Tigard and Tualatin during the school year.
Watch this video highlighting the oral health program at the Tigard School-Based Health Center, featuring Anne Trainor, FNP, provider and Karen Hall, EPDH, hygienist here. This video was produced by program partner Kaiser Permanente.
9000 S.W. Durham Road
Tigard, Oregon 97224
Phone: (503) 431-5775
Monday - Wednesday:
7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
The VG Tigard-Tualatin School-Based Health Center (SBHC) welcomes family nurse practitioner Ann Trainor. Ann came from the Healthy Steps clinic for women and children in Vancouver, Washington at the beginning of the school year. “My priority is to continue to spread the word about the great service this clinic provides to the school and the community,” said Trainor.
Pictured below, from right to left, Ann Trainor, Monika Friend, Martha Santoyo, and Karen Hall
This year the SBHC is increasing its visibility and patient load. “We recently held two open houses at the clinic, one in January for Tigard high school students and one in February for the elementary and middle school students in this district. It’s important for students to know about this resource.”
SBHC social worker, Monika Friend, started a support group for girls where they can talk in confidence about everything from weight and body image to their phobias. “I think the girls have really gotten a lot out of it,” said Trainor. “We’re hoping to start another group this spring.”
The SBHC continues to provide sports physicals and immunizations as well as general health screenings. “A couple times this year we’ve caught students with hypertension in our health screenings and have been able to refer them to a primary care provider,” said Trainor.
One day our receptionist knocked on the exam door and told me
there is a girl who needs to be seen right now! The girl’s toe and
entire foot were swollen. She had been sent to the clinic by her
biology teacher who was pretty scared. We got in touch with
the toxicology center at OHSU where it was discovered she had
an allergic reaction to a treatment she had gotten for her toenail.
We helped prevent her from getting toxic poisoning.
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