MortonServices and Clinical Centers

School-Based Health Center

As an effort to improve the health of school-aged children, Morton Hospital operates a School-Based Health Center to serve children throughout the greater Taunton area who are enrolled in grades K through 12.

The School-Based Health Center is designed to help students achieve better health habits, improve access to health care and ensure that students are physically and emotionally prepared to learn.

The School-Based Health Center is staffed by a nurse practitioner who works under the supervision of the center's medical director. Nurse practitioners work closely with all local pediatricians and family practitioners.

Services provided include:

  • Physical exams and general health assessments
  • Injury management
  • Immunizations
  • Sick visits
  • Sports physicals
  • Well adolescent care
  • Gynecological care
  • Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases
  • Laboratory tests
  • Work permits
  • Health education and wellness programs
  • Education and counseling regarding nutrition, reproductive health, pregnancy prevention, dental health, sexually transmitted diseases, substance abuse, mental health, tobacco use and violence prevention
  • Health information and referral
  • Case management

Accessing Services
All services provided at the School-Based Health Center require parental consent, except emergency first aid. While walk-ins are welcome, parents are encouraged to call for an appointment.

Services are provided free of charge to area residents who are uninsured or under-insured. Center staff will bill insurers for services provided to patients with health insurance coverage. 

Hours of Operation 
The School-Based Health Center is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 2 pm, and Friday from 9:30 am to 4 pm.

Dr. Anthony N. Elias School-Based Health Center
Friedman Middle School
500 Norton Avenue
Taunton, MA 02780

For more information about the School-Based Health Center, or to make an appointment, please call 508-821-5779.

School-Based Health Center
Friedman Middle School
500 Norton Avenue
Taunton, MA 02780

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