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School-Based Health Centers

Worcester Central School-Based Health

Bassett Healthcare Network’s Worcester Improving Student Health, or “WISH,” offers pediatric care for students of participating Bassett school-based health centers, including Worcester Central School. We provide dietary counseling, primary care, mental health, and dental care services.
Call (607) 397-1013 to schedule an appointment



198 Main Street
Worcester, NY 12197

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Additional phone numbers:
When school is not in session: 844-255-7242 (844-ALL-SBHC)
After hours: 1-800-227-7299, or 1-800-BASSETT

WISH (Worcester Improving Student Health)

Worcester Central School-Based Health offers the following services:

Worcester Central School-Based Health Team:

  • APC: Jessica Gaske, RN, CPNP
  • Mental Health Therapist: Emily Wentworth
  • Dental Hygienist: Anna Padovani
  • Collaborating Physician: Kerri LeBlanc, MD
  • Ambulatory Office Assistant: Ashley McHargue
  • Nurse Care Coordinator: Brianna Dunham
  • Registered Dietician: Olivia Gates, RD

Recognized National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) NYS Patient-Centered Medical Home

Bassett Medical Center – SBHC – MIBassettSBHC – Worcester has received and sustained National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition. The New York State (NYS) Patient-Centered Medical Home program leverages health technology that supports high quality and patient-centered coordinated care. Sustaining NCQA Recognition through annual ongoing reporting demonstrates that the practice has invested in the tools, systems, and processes needed to deliver high quality and patient-centered coordinated care.

NCQA NYS Patient-Centered Medical Home

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Approved Site

Bassett Medical Center – SBHC – MIBassettSBHC – Worcester is an NHSC approved site. Since 1972, the NHSC has been building healthy communities, ensuring access to health care for everyone, preventing disease and illness, and caring for the most vulnerable populations who may otherwise go without care.

HRSA National Health Service Corps Site

HANYS Shines a Spotlight on Bassett's School-Based Health Program

The Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) focused a Member Spotlight on our School-Based Health (SBH) Program, stating:

"Bassett’s SBH program delivers primary health services to as many students as possible. Being the first line of defense against avoidable hospital admissions, emergency room and acute care visits, Bassett’s SBH centers provide consistent care for students and ensure that chronic issues are cared for properly."

Learn more about our services by watching HANYS' spotlight video:

Bassett School-Based Health practitioner with student