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    Welcome To The Ballard Teen Health Center

    Teen Health Center Staff Helping Students

    BHS Teen Health Center Services Still Available During Closure Via Email & Phone

    ATTN: Seniors!
    Immunization Info for Graduates

    Since most colleges and many employers will require your immunization record, it's a good idea to make sure it is up-to-date well before you graduate high school. View the attached SPS Graduates Info Flyer from the SPS Department of Health for information on making sure you have all the recommended vaccines and how to get a copy of your records.  

    Immunization Teen Health Center Update! 

    Hello Ballard Senior Families - I want to help prepare our seniors for life after high school by making sure they have received all the recommended vaccines. If you would like me to check your child's vaccine status using the Washington State Immunization Information System (WA IIS) please contact me via email at or via text at 206 390-3355. I will be offering office hours in June to provide any missing vaccines. There is no charge for this visit. You may also obtain the records yourself on the Access Your Family's Immunization Information (WA ISS) website. 

    BHS Students! During the current school closure our Ballard HS Health Services are still available, including refilling prescriptions.

    Visits will likely be done via telephone as the school is not open. Please reach out and we will make arrangements based on your needs. The best way to reach Chelsea Clark MSW, LICSW directly is at 206-321-4373 or by email: and Karen Boudour ARNP at

    In addition, our therapist intern is available to "see" students as well as our prevention interventionist.

    Mental Health:, text/call at (206)390-4734
    Substance Use:, text/call at 206-488-2795

    You may also reach our Clinic Coordinator, Say, at 206 390-3355. You can also call or text her at this number if you have not been seen in the clinic before. 

    Resources: Crisis Connections

    Welcome BHS Families!

    Parents, did you know that your student 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.

    The clinic is open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.  The contact is Sailau "Say" Tuitele at The phone number is 206-781-6400.

    The Teen Health Center is located in the Commons next to the Security Office, and is operated by the Swedish Medical Center. 

    View the attached Ballard Teen Health Center Informational Flyer pdf icon

    Frequently Asked Questions and Who's Who!

    What are the costs for services? All services are FREE for Ballard High School students.

    What services are available, and who provides them?

    Medical Visits:
    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: or call: 206-781-6400

    Services include the following:

    • Sports physicals
    • Reproductive health care: Birth control, STD screenings, emergency contraception
    • Treatment for acute and chronic illnesses
    • Immunizations
    • Illness and injury care

    Mental Health Counseling:
    Chelsea Clark, MSW, LICSW | Chelsea is a mental health counselor who provides free, confidential therapy to Ballard and Center School students. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), and CBT with Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), in addition to elements of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Chelsea is especially interested in teaching students mindfulness approaches to manage stress and improve mood. She is the advisor for the Students Learning About Mental Health (SLAM) club which provides peer education around suicide prevention/mental health. She is also a field instructor with the University of WA School of Social Work for MSW candidates during their advanced practicum.
    Contact: or call: 206-781-6401

    Chemical Dependency Counseling
    Eddie Medina, BS, CDPT, AAC  | Eddie is a substance use counselor who provides free, confidential counseling to students. He is a Prevention/Intervention specialist who has worked with youth in an inpatient treatment center, as well as in high schools. Eddie offers individual counseling as well as support groups for students affected by substances either through their own use, or the use of family/friends. His counseling strategies are based on harm reduction techniques and he is passionate about providing students with a safe place to explore the many different factors associated with adolescent drug usage.
    Contact: or call: 206-488-2795

    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
    • Chemical Dependency Treatment


    • Swedish Cherry Hill and Ballard Family Medicine Residency programs place medical residents at our clinic three days per week under the supervision of Karen Boudour, ARNP.
    • Sound places a therapist at our clinic 1-2 days per week.
    • The Ballard Food Bank provides food to be distributed both during the day and a weekend back pack program to students in need.

    Teen Health Center Staff Providing Care at Ballard HS & The Center School

    Mark Johnson, MD Medical Director

    Counseling Intern
    MSW Candidate at the University of Washington School of Social Work
    Counseling Intern 

    BTHC Staff Chelsea Clark, MSW, LICSW Mental Health Counselor, Karen Boudour, ARNP Nurse, Eddie Medina, BS, CDPT, ACC Prevention Interventionist, Say Tuitele, PSC Clinic Coordinator 

    Forms to be completed and returned to BTHC

    A VIS or Vaccine Information Statement is a document, produced by CDC, that informs vaccine recipients - or their parents or legal representatives - about the benefits and risks of a vaccine they are receiving. Please find the appropriate VIS by visiting the CDC Website: