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Health Services at BACA

Health and Wellbeing

A number of first-aid trained staff are on site during school hours should students have a health problem or concern.

Additionally, a drop-in health clinic is offered for BACA students every Tuesday, during first break.

  • Students in years 9-11 can access the drop in clinic for sexual health advice including; c-cards, condoms, pregnancy and chlamydia testing.
  • Students in all year groups can stop by the Health Stand outside the clinic for general health advice.

School nursing is provided through the Brighton and Hove Schools and Community Service. The drop-in clinic at BACA is run jointly between School Nursing and the Youth Collective. 

You can find out more about the school nursing services provided for students and families online or by calling 01273 294530.  Anyone can access these services for a variety of health needs or questions. 

Immunisations

Immunisations are delivered by a specialist immunisation team organised by the local authority and the NHS.  Currently year 8 girls are offered the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination, and in year 10 all young people are offered a school leaver booster (diphtheria, tetanus and polio) and Meningitis ACWY.

If you have missed any of the vaccinations at school for your child and need to arrange a visit to one of the clinics around Brighton & Hove, please contact the Brighton Children's Immunisation Team who are based at Brighton General Hospital (details below). 

They provide community clinics on various dates through-out the year (see below).  Please call them for more information.

BRIGHTON IMMUNISATION TEAM

  • Brighton Team:   01273 696011 ext 3789
  • Opening Hours:   Monday to Friday - 9.00am to 5.00pm

COMMUNITY CLINIC LOCATION/DATES

BRIGHTON Children & Families Clinic,  D Block

Brighton General Hospital

Elm Grove

Brighton

BN2 3EW

 Additional resources

Dentists

If your family does not have a dentist please call the dental health line for dental advice and assistance 

  • 03001 000899

Mental Health & Wellbeing

You can find information and advice on mental health and wellbeing for students and parents/carers here.