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Enroll Now to get FREE Medical Care in School AND Sports Physicals !!!

Good news for all BTEC students!  Health Care and Sports Phycials available at THS onsite!!!   See attachments below:

The School-Based Health Center (SBHC) at Thornton High School (THS) provides free health care services such as physicals, sick visits and mental health counseling. If you are a THS or Bollman Technical Education Center (BTEC) student you can enroll in the SBHC and receive free medical care during the school day regardless of the status of your health insurance, immigration status or location of where you normally receive health care.

SBHC Enrollment is Now Open!
Download your enrollment form to receive care in 2017-18 and be first on the list to receive your sports physical. 

Return a completed and signed enrollment form to the THS front office. Students under age 18 must have their parent or guardian sign the enrollment form; students 18 and older can sign the form themselves.


  • The clinic will be open during school hours only for THS and BTEC students. Students must enroll in the clinic before receiving care.
  • Please read the HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices: English | Spanish.

If you have any questions about the enrollment process or the SBHC, contact Merrill Schmidt at 303-263-1492 (call or text) or

  • Read the Frequently Asked Questions about the new SBHC: English | Spanish.

Getting Involved
If you are a THS student and would like to get involved in the SBHC (and earn volunteer hours and get free food), contact Merrill ( about joining the student advisory board. If you are a THS parent and would like to help advise the SBHC, please contact Merrill about serving on the Community Advisory Committee.

Background Information
In order to make this grant-funded SBHC a reality, Adams 12 Five Star Schools has partnered with the following organizations: 

  • Kids First, a local medical non-profit, will serve as the primary fundraiser and as the pass through organization for funding. Kids First will also provide staffing for the SBHC. Kids First established the first SBHC in Colorado in Adams County School District 14 in 1978, which was the second SBHC established in the country.
  • The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will provide operating funds for the SBHC for a period of four years, assuming a fall 2017 opening with construction completed. This four years of funding will allow Kids First to create ongoing and sustainable operational funding through Medicaid.
  • The City of Thornton (via the Community Development Block Grant) will provide $220,000 in capital for construction.
  • The Colorado Health Foundation has committed $300,000 for construction.
  • Caring for Colorado will provide $50,000 for construction and architectural design. 
  • The construction and operation of the SBHC is completely grant funded and will not require the district to provide funds from the operations budget or bond funding.
Document(s)SizeUpload Date
Microsoft Office document icon Adolescent Health Hx.doc142.5 KB07/26/2018
Microsoft Office document icon Adolescent well form.doc255.5 KB07/26/2018
PDF icon 2018-2019 THS Enrollment Form.pdf230.83 KB07/26/2018
PDF icon THS Sports Physicals.pdf69.3 KB07/26/2018