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    New! ADHD Class | The Ballard Teen Health Center and the Ballard PTSA are excited to offer this new opportunity at Ballard! Do you have ADHD or otherwise struggle with organizational skills? This six-week program will teach you skills to be more successful in school by addressing problems with memory, motivation, planning, staying focused, organization, and completing work. Additional resources will be available for participants to learn about stress management. The class will be taught by an ADHD expert from Hallowell Todaro.
    When: Wednesdays, January 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th and February 7th and 14th from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. You will be excused from Dam time on those days.
    Sign up: See Annie Chu in the Teen Health Center. There are a limited number of spots so please sign up as soon as possible. For more info, email:

    *This program is being offered FREE to all interested students through a generous grant from the Ballard PTSA.

    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.

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    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?

    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:

    • Routine physicals
    • Sports physicals
    • Reproductive health care: Birth control, STD screenings, emergency contraception
    • Treatment for acute and chronic illnesses
    • Immunizations
    • 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: 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: 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:  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 - To be posted soon!

    • Ballard Teen Health Center Informational Flyer 
    • Consent For Health Care Services 
    • Teen Health Center - Health History 
    • BTHC 2017-18 FERPA Form  

    • Permission to Vaccinate Form 
    • School Vaccination Regulation Changes for 2017-18 

    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:

    PDF ADA Accessibility on all District & School Websites | Seattle Public Schools is committed to making all content located on District sponsored websites accessible for persons with disabilities. In addition, we are required to meet the guidelines in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. While we are ensuring that any documents on our websites are ADA accessible.  Many PDF"s may be temporarily unavailable during this time.  Please contact the Ballard Main Office at 206-252-1000 or pick up the form in the Office or email the BHS Webmaster if you need help with locating, downloading or accessing a PDF.