COVID-19 Testing Sites in King County

As King County School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) continue to provide services to students, many may be making referrals for COVID-19 testing. To support these referrals, King County has a COVID-19 testing website (www.kingcounty.gov/covid/testing) that includes: A frequently updated list of COVID-19 testing sites open to anyone Available in 15 languages other than English Including location,…

Kaiser SBHCs Reach Students Through Welcome Videos

With Seattle Public Schools providing fully remote instruction to start the 2020-21 school year, Kaiser Permanente school-based health center (SBHC) staff got creative in their student outreach efforts. The team created welcome videos to introduce students to the SBHCs and remind students and families that services were still available. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced our…

SBHCs Featured on KUOW

With the start of the 2020-21 school year upon us and many questions about how remote learning will go, many have wondered: What will school-based health services look like? In service to the students and families still very much in need of health care, we are proud to say: School-based health centers will be providing…

YOMHEs Partner with SOAR

After over three years partnering with the School-Based Partnerships team at Public Health–Seattle & King County (PHSKC), the Youth Organizers of Mental Health Education (YOMHEs) will start a new chapter with Soar in September 2020. Soar is a community-based organization with deep expertise in engaging youth and families to enact change throughout King County. YOMHE…

Farewell to Sara Maupin!

We wish a fond farewell to all staff leaving our system this year. We are a stronger system thanks to the incredible individuals that comprise it. For those moving on to new endeavors, we express our gratitude and send you our best wishes! 2000 was a big year. We entered a new millennium. Y2K fears…

Tyee SBHC Staff Celebrate Graduates

HealthPoint staff from the Tyee High School school-based health center (SBHC) joined in on celebrations recently to acknowledge the hard work and accomplishments of 2020 graduates. They attended the Tyee drive-through graduation–masked and socially distanced–to show their pride for their patients’ achievements and their commitment to the whole school community. Thanks, HealthPoint SBHC staff! 

The Department of Health launches CORONA Survey

Crossposted from the Washington State Department of Health The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) launched the Community Recovery-Oriented Needs Assessment, or the CORONA survey. The survey is an effort to assess the behavioral, economic, social, and emotional impacts and the needs of communities across the state as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The…