Nationwide Children’s School Based Health Center

Shelby City School District has partnered with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to provide students with the same health care they would receive at a doctor’s office – right at school. Nationwide Children’s school-based health center is currently located in Shelby High School, and will be moving to the new Board of Education Office (109 West Smiley Ave.) in November 2023. The center provides access to health services and is open to all Shelby students and community members, ages 0-21.

The school-based health care center can:

  • Help when your child has a sore throat, bad cough, earache, headache
  • Give shots (immunizations)
  • Do blood work
  • Perform checkups (well visits)
  • Send medication to the pharmacy
  • Provide sports physicals
  • Treat asthma
  • Treat anxiety, depression, and ADHD
  • Connect you with a doctor
  • Treat diabetes
  • And More

The center is open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The center is not meant to replace your child’s existing pediatrician or family doctor. A parent or guardian must provide consent for your child to be seen by the provider. Please see your school nurse for consent forms.

For questions or to schedule an appointment, call (567) 307-6009. To learn more, visit Connection.

Melisa Oberdier: 

• Nationwide Children’s Hospital Nurse Practitioner
• School & Mobile Health Services
• Primary Care

Frequently Asked Questions

Services include help when your child as a sore throat, bad cough, bad headache, shots (immunizations), blood work, sports physicals, work permit physicals, yearly checkups, treatment of asthma and ADHD, and more.

Children and young adults ages 0 to 21 can be seen at the center.

Yes, just like a doctor’s office, we accept Medicaid and other insurance. No child will be denied care due to inability to pay for services.

A consent form from Nationwide Children’s will be provided. This must be signed and returned before your child can be seen at the center.

Yes. You will be contacted before your child receives any services from the center.

Yes. Parents/guardians are welcome to be on the phone during the visit.

Yes. An After Visit Summary (AVS) will be printed and given to your student or you can request for it to be mailed to your home. The AVS can also be accessed electronically via MyChart.

Parents/guardians can schedule an appointment, the school nurse can refer them to the center, or students who have completed a consent form on file can request an appointment themselves.

The health center is funded through a capital grant awarded to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in 2022 by the Ohio Department of Health and Ohio Department of Education.

To see a full list of Nationwide Children’s services in the Mansfield community, please visit