Crossposted from Washington School-Based Health Alliance
Federal Way Public School students will now have access to valuable health care services through the district’s first School Based Health Center (SBHC) at TAF@Saghalie.
There are students who do not have easy access to health care, but the district is fortunate to have partners like Kaiser and HealthPoint who are addressing this longstanding equity gap by making services available at TAF@Saghalie.
The SBHC opened January 25, 2021, with a virtual ribbon-cutting held February 11. Registration is open to TAF@Saghalie and Decatur High School students and will be expanded to other FWPS students at a later date. The district renovated existing space at TAF@Saghalie to house the SBHC, and healthcare services will be provided by HealthPoint, in partnership with Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS).
“Now more than ever, we need to remove barriers so our scholars have equitable access to healthcare in our community,” said Superintendent Dr. Campbell. “Our district’s partnership with HealthPoint will bring these services directly to students to support their achievement in school and social emotional needs as well.”
HealthPoint is a community health center that provides high-quality, affordable care at 19 locations in King County.