Digital Outreach to Seattle World School Students

Seattle World School supports a unique population of students. Many students speak a primary language other than English and have recently moved to the United States. Established to serve these students and their unique needs, Seattle World School draws residents from all over Seattle. With students and families often not living near the school, this…

Reaching Students During Remote Learning

During the remote learning period, reaching students has been a challenge for many school-based health centers (SBHCs). In spite of these challenges, school-based health providers have shown their incredible adaptability and creativity to ensure students receive the services they need. One particular example comes from Antonia Caliboso, LICSW, mental health provider at Cleveland High School…

It Starts with You(th): Garfield Students Promote SBHC Services During Remote Learning

In an effort to highlight new and creative ways school-based health staff are engaging youth in conversations around health and well-being, we are starting a series called It Starts with You(th). For the past five years, student leaders at Garfield High School in Seattle have partnered with Public Health–Seattle & King County to promote Human Papillomavirus…

Health Advisory: Counsel Patients on How to Reduce COVID-19 Spread as Cases Spike in King County, November 10, 2020

Action requested: Be aware that COVID-19 cases are increasing rapidly in King County. Hospitalizations are rising as well and are expected to further increase as cases continue at high levels more high-risk people become infected. Counsel all patients with the following key messages to reduce their risk of getting COVID-19 and spreading it to others.…

Webinar 10/27: Collective COVID-19 Trauma and Responsive School-Based Health Care

REGISTER FOR WEBINARWHEN: Tuesday, October 27, 12:00-1:30pm TOPIC:  Collective COVID-19 Trauma and Responsive School-Based Health Care  REGISTER HERE Join us for a discussion about COVID-19 trauma, children’s and youth behavioral health trends during the pandemic, the realities of youth most impacted, and strategies for school-based health supports.  Following presentations by the Department of Health’s Mental and Behavioral Health…

SBHCs Are Here To Serve You During Remote Learning!

Many King County schools are starting with fully remote learning in fall 2020 for COVID-19-related health and safety reasons. During this time, SBHCs are here to serve you! All 34 King County SBHCs are providing some combination of on campus, web/phone-based, or community-based medical and mental health services. Some may also provide dental services and…

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,…

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…

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…