Healthy students learn better
About our program
Our goal is to help students do better in school by working to address health concerns, prevent serious illness, and promote healthy lifestyles. Our health care teams can coordinate care with your child’s primary care provider and school to provide high quality, comprehensive care, with limited disruptions to class time.
We bill your health insurance directly for services. If you do not have health insurance, our staff can help enroll students in insurance. No student will be denied services due to inability to pay.
Where and when?
Neighborcare Health operates 13 school-based health centers in Seattle Public Schools and Vashon Island School District. We offer weekday appointments before, during and after school during the school year. We are closed when schools are closed, including holidays and summer break. Find a school-based health center.
How to use our services
Complete the registration forms for the school-based health center at your child’s school. Parents and guardians do not have to be present for a health visit, but are welcome. We follow up with parents, as appropriate, after health visits. You can get registration packets at the school-based health center, or on the webpage for the school-based health center on this website. Find a school-based health center.
Confidential services to minors
We involve parents as much as possible. We coach students on how to talk to their parents and encourage them to do so. When engaging parents is not an option for students, we follow Washington State Minor Consent laws, which outline what services minors can get confidentially without parent/guardian consent, and at what age. Learn more about minor consent laws.
(Services differ from school to school)
- Treatment of common injuries and illnesses (allergies, rashes, sore throat, etc.)
- ADHD evaluations and treatment
- Help with managing ongoing health conditions
- Annual well-child check-ups
- Camp or sports physicals
- Vaccinations, including flu shots
- Reproductive health services
- Dental services
- Mental health counseling (help with emotional, social or behavior issues)
- Health insurance enrollment assistance
- Crisis intervention
- Health education
- Assistance for families seeking a primary care provider and a health care home
Neighborcare Health’s school-based program in Seattle is supported in part by the Families and Education Levy and the City of Seattle, and on Vashon Island the program is supported in part by the King County Best Starts for Kids levy.