School Located Behavioral Health

Across the state there is an increased need for behavioral health resources, and for schools, there may be behavioral health services and resources locally. Idaho's Community Health Centers (CHCs) are locally operated health care systems offering affordable care, and many are already collaborating with schools in your area to provide behavioral health services. If you would like to know more about implementing these programs contact Nicole Pearson at or (208) 898-3822 at the Idaho Primary Care Association for more information.

Services provided onsite may be eligible for reimbursement from Medicaid as well as private payers making the program affordable for families and schools. CHCs offer free health insurance enrollment assistance. If children are identified as in need of healthcare, CHCs are available to answer questions and enroll them into the Children’s Health Insurance Program or other private insurance. IPCA has outreach materials available to provide information to families on how to receive free health insurance enrollment assistance. If you are interested in receiving some printed materials please contact Nicole Davis at or (208) 898-3813.



Region 1 & 2

District/School Health Center

Lakeland Joint School District
Athol Elementary, Betty Kiefer Elementary, Garwood Elementary, John Brown Elementary, Spirit Lake Elementary, Twin Lakes Elementary, Lakeland Jr. & Sr. High School, Timberlake Jr. & Sr. High School, Mountain View High School

Kellogg Joint School District
Pinehurst Elementary, Canyon Elementary, Kellogg Middle & High School

Post Falls School District
Post Falls Middle & High School

Coeur D’alene School District
Borah Elementary, Bryan Elementary, Fernan STEM Academy, Northwest Expedition Academy, Winton Elementary, Coeur d'Alene High School, Lake City High School

St. Maries Joint School District
Heyburn Elementary, St. Maries Middle & High School, Upriver Elementary

Heritage Health

Lake Pend Orielle School District
Farmin-Stidwell Elementary, Hope Elementary, Kootenai Elementary, Northside Elementary, Sagle Elementary, Southside Elementary, Washington Elementary, Clark Fork Jr & Sr High School, Sandpoint Middle & High Schools, Pend Oreille High School

Kaniksu Health Services

Plummer-Worley School District
Lakeside Elementary, Jr. & Sr. High School

Marimn Health 


Region 3

District/School Health Center

Nampa School District
Endeavor Elementary, East Valley Middle, Union High School

West Ada School District
Star Elementary

Kuna School District
Reed Elementary

Marsing School District
Marsing Schools

Melba Joint School Districts School District
Melba Elementary, Jr. & Sr. High Schools

Terry Reilly Health Services

West Ada School District
Meridian Schools

Family Medicine Residency of Idaho

Glenns Ferry School District
Bennett Mountain High School

Desert Sage Community Health Centers


Region 4

District/School Health Center

Twin Falls School District
Bickel Elementary, Canyon Ridge High School, I.B. Perrine Elementary

Cassia Joint School Districts
Lewis & Clark Elementary, Burley Junior High, Declo Junior High School, Cassia High School

Family Health Services


Region 5 & 6

District/School Health Center

Pocatello/Chubbuck School District
Irving Middle School, Indian Hills Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Indian Hills Elementary

Health West
*List of partnerships are based on IPCA’s best knowledge



Healthy Minds Partnership Roadmap


The Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation has developed a guide for schools
to increase access to behavioral health services for students and families.

To provide better care for students and improve health outcomes the
Healthy Minds Partnership Roadmap provides details to help school districts
build partnerships with specialty behavioral health providers to meet
students where they are and not just in a doctor’s office.

Healthy Minds Partnership Technical Assistance Award

The Healthy Minds Partnership can improve your students’ access to behavioral health services. The Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health provides Healthy Minds Partnership Technical Assistance Awardsto help schools build school-located behavioral health partnerships with local behavioral health providers and agencies. For more information and questions, email Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health Senior Program Officer Jackie Yarbrough at

Apply Today


What is a technical assistance award?
The Healthy Minds Partnership Technical Assistance Award is a non-financial award that offers valuable subject matter expertise and project management for schools and districts.

Technical assistance includes:

    • Five hours per month of subject matter expertise (consulting services, facilitation, project management, sharing information) to help schools build the Healthy Minds Partnership
    • Access to peer experts in school and behavioral health settings
    • A peer learning collaborative to connect with peer experts in school and behavioral health settings. This event provides schools and districts that are new to the Healthy Minds Partnership the opportunity to connect with peers throughout the state with experience in the partnership. It’s a valuable way to learn best practices and ask questions from administrators, counselors, and behavioral health providers who are seeing the benefits of the Healthy Minds Partnership.
    • Access to the Healthy Minds Partnership Roadmap published by the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health. This is a step-by-step guide for how to build a school-located behavioral health partnership and will supplement the technical assistance provided


Month Action Item

December 2021

Applications due by 8 p.m. MDT

December 2021 - January 2022

Virtual interviews with finalists

January 2022

Award recipients notified

February 2022

Technical assistance by Zoom begins

March - June 2022

Technical assistance

August - September 2022

School-located behavioral health services begin