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Welcome Back BHS!
Did you know that your son or daughter can get health care at the Ballard High School Teen Health Center? Students, did you know that you can come to the Teen Health Center to receive confidential mental health therapy before, during, and after school? Please come by to get more information if you are interested.
When is the clinic open, and how do I make an appointment? The clinic is open 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday during the school year. The phone number is 206-781-6400. Students can also make an appointment by walking into the Teen Health Center and speaking with Annie Chu, the Patient Services Coordinator.
The Teen Health Center is located in the Commons next to the Security Office, and is operated by Swedish Medical Center, with funding support from the City of Seattle's Families and Education Levy.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the costs for services? All services are FREE for Ballard High School students.
What services are available, and who provides them?
Karen Boudour, ARNP: Karen has been working with teens and their families for nearly 20 years. She enjoys helping students learn to navigate the health care system so that they can remain healthy throughout their lives. She has a particular interest in behavioral health, providing medical care in coordination with the therapist. Karen provides all the services offered by primary care providers, and does so in a teen-friendly setting. Contact: Karen.Boudour@swedish.org or call: 206-781-6400.
Services include the following:
- Routine physicals
- Sports physicals
- Reproductive health care: Birth control, STD screenings, emergency contraception
- Treatment for acute and chronic illnesses
- Asthma care
- Illness and injury care
- Nutrition and exercise information
Mental Health Counseling:
Chelsea Clark, MSW, LICSW: Chelsea is a mental health counselor who provides free, confidential therapy to students. She is the advisor for the Students Lives Always Matter (SLAM) club which provides peer education around suicide prevention/awareness at BHS in addition to presentations at McClure and Eckstein Middle Schools. Chelsea is especially interested in teaching students about neurobiology and using mindfulness approaches to decrease stress and improve mood. Contact: Chelsea.Clark@swedish.org or call: 206-781-6401.
Ariel Alon, Counseling intern: Ariel is Chelsea’s mental health counseling intern. She provides confidential individual counseling for students and helps run Ballard’s MyWay health texting program. She is currently completing her masters in nutrition and clinical health psychology from Bastyr University. Ariel is excited to be working at Ballard High School this year, and loves supporting students as they find their balance in mental, emotional, and nutritional health. Contact: Ariel.Alon@swedish.org or call: 206-781-6402.
- Mental health counseling
- Support Groups
- Access to community resources
What information is confidential and doesn’t need to be shared with parents?
- Sexually transmitted disease testing/treatment
- Birth control services
- Outpatient mental health treatment
When is the clinic open, and how do I make an appointment?
The clinic is open 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday during the school year. Phone: 206-781-6400 or email: Anne.Chu@swedish.org
. Students can also make an appointment by walking into the Teen Health Center and speaking with Annie Chu, the Patient Services Coordinator
at the front desk.
Forms to be completed and returned to BTHC:
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