Caring For Our Community

School-Based Health





GFHS is pleased  to announce its collaboration with  The School Health Alliance of Forsyth County (SHA)  this year.  SHA and GFHS have  joined  forces to integrate SHA’s clinical services and GFHS’ FQHC operations.

SHA, established in 1999, operates school-based health centers and programs providing medical and behavioral health services to school aged children and adolescents in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County (W-S/FC) School District.  School-based health centers provide services to students, regardless of their ability to pay.   School based health centers are similar to a doctor’s office, but are located in schools. Services include comprehensive well-child and adolescent exams, immunizations, diagnosis and treatment of illness or injury, management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes, mental health assessment and treatment, health education, nutrition education and health promotion/disease prevent programs.

The SHA Mission is to improve the ability of students to learn by improving the health and safety of Forsyth county’s school-age children and adolescents and by coordinating and targeting the efforts and resources of all types of community health care providers.


The SHA operates  the following health centers and programs:

Health Center at Mineral Springs, 4555 Ogburn Ave., Winston-Salem, NC 27105
A comprehensive health center, serving Mineral Springs Elementary and Middles Schools, providing medical and nursing care,  mental health care and nutrition services to enrolled students.

WSPA Wellness Center, 1215Cameron Ave., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Ashley Wellness Center, 1647 NE Ashley School Circle, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Wellness centers serving Ashley Elementary and Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy at Atkins, consisting of a registered nurse and a licensed clinical social worker.

WSPA Mental Health Consultation Clinic,1215 Cameron Ave., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Providing psychiatric consultation and care planning for any child or adolescent enrolled in the WS/FCS who is referred by school personnel or primary care providers;

School based Social Work Program, providing mental health assessment and treatment services on site at participating schools in the WS/FCS system

Mobile Medical Unit, serving  students at participating WS/FCS schools, providing full medical and mental health screening and referrals with the goal of connecting/reconnecting youth to their primary medical and mental health homes.

For more information about School Health Alliance for Forsyth County, contact:

School Health Alliance for Forsyth County
P. O. Box 573167
Medical Center Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27157

Phone: 336-713-7188
Fax: 336-713-7183