In rural central New York, many children live at or below the poverty level in communities where healthcare is not available. Children are among those least likely to receive routine healthcare and be insured, and most likely to require emergency medical services. Recognizing this gap in healthcare, Bassett Healthcare Network established its School-Based Health program, the largest rural program of its kind in New York state.
Serving more than 7,000 children are enrolled at 22 sites in 18 school districts across four counties. Bassett’s program ensures easy access within schools to high-quality healthcare for students from pre-k through 12th grade. SBH services are available to all students regardless of income.