The Health Center is a school-based health clinic whose mission is to advance the success of students by addressing their physical, emotional, and social needs. We provide integrative primary care, care coordination and behavioral health services focused on mental health support. These services are provided at no cost to the students (insurance may be billed for some services).
The Health Center provides a safe space for students to have their individualized needs addressed without having to leave school. We strive to educate students on being capable medical consumers, and to keep them connected to school and developing healthy choices.
Students currently enrolled in a WWPS school where a Health Center is located are eligible for services. If you would like your student to be able to visit The Health Center, please make sure you have a parent permission form on file at The Health Center. If you have not completed one, you can find it here:
For information about services, hours, locations, eligibility, parental permission, FAQs and more, visit The Health Center website at:
Administrative Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm. (when school is in session)
Lindsay Engh, Executive Director – (509) 529-5661, Lindsay@thehealthcenterww.org
THE HEALTH CENTER AT BLUE RIDGE:
Primary care available by appointment.
Counseling services available 9am – 3pm, Monday – Friday (when school is in session)
Care Coordinator: Noelle LiaBraaten
Counselors: Ana Aguilar, MSW, SSW; Olivia White, MA School Counseling
THE HEALTH CENTER AT LINCOLN:
All services Monday-Friday 9 am – 3 pm. (when school is in session)
Medical Assistant/Care Coordinator: Lacee Key, MAc
Primary Care: Dr. Timothy I. O'Connor; Laura Norris, Nurse Practitioner - Johanna C. Mendard, Nurse Practitioner
Counselors: Tim Schroeder, MSW; Oliver Birchwood-Glover, MSW, LICSW
THE HEALTH CENTER AT PIONEER:
Counseling and basic medical services available Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm (When school is in session) Primary care available by appointment.
Medical Assistant/Care Coordinator: Amber Reyes, CMA
Counselors: Nichole Vernon, LMHCA; Erica Daudt, LMHC; Shelby Duarte, Practicum student
THE HEALTH CENTER AT WAHI:
Counseling and basic medical services available Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm (when school is in session) Primary care available by appointment.
Medical Assistant/Care Coordinator: Vanessa Mata
Counselors: Laura Aviles-Valdez, MSW; Ruth Martinez, MSW Candidate; Carisa Crosbie, Practicum student
The Health Center often works with students and parents to connect them to needed community resources. Please visit https://thehealthcenterww.org/resources-2/ to see an extensive list of medical, social services, mental health, and other resources.
**We follow Washington State guidelines with regard to parental permissions and providing medical and mental health care, and include parents at every opportunity. For more information about WA State Policy for providing Health Care to Minors, see https://depts.washington.edu/hcsats/PDF/guidelines/Minors%20Health%20Care%20Rights%20Washing