The El Dorado School District opened a School Based Health Center (SBHC) on the Washington Middle School campus in September 2014. The ESD is the largest school district south of Little Rock to offer school based health services to its students and staff.

The Arkansas Department of Education currently funds 27 SBHCs in the state with monies from Act 180 of 2009 in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Health and Arkansas Medicaid in the Schools. 22 SBHCs have opened their doors to offer services within their school district.

The students and families who utilize the health center are the true winners. The students have access to preventive care services, teamwork, and coordination that will ultimately enhance their opportunity to succeed academically and socially. The SBHC offers physical, dental, and mental health services to students and staff within the district while in school.

The El Dorado School District understands that healthy children are better equipped for student success. The ESD is always in a relentless pursuit of excellence for their students and staff.

Dental services: Taylor Everett, D.D.S.

Physical Services: Gianna Grant, DNP, APRN

Mental Health Services: Licensed Social Worker with the ESD, Dayspring Behavioral Health Services.

For more information about the School-Based Health Center, contact Debbie McAdams at (870) 639-3875.