Healthy students learn better

COVID-19 - changes to our services

We remain committed to providing care for students while schools and school-based health centers are closed. Medical and mental health providers are available to visit with students by phone and Neighborcare’s neighborhood dental clinics can provide urgent and emergency dental careIf a school-based health family needs medical, dental or mental health care while schools are closed, please email your name, the student's name and date of birth, and the best phone number to reach you to sbhc@neighborcare.org. If you do not have access to email, call your school-based health center number or 206-548-3162 to send a message to the school-based health team. Learn more about changes to Neighborcare's services. 

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. 

Cost

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 15 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 offered

(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

Program support

Neighborcare Health’s school-based program in Seattle is supported in part by the Families, Education, Preschool and Promises 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.

Find a school-based health center.