Ballard High School

High School
School Nurse

Teen Health Center

Ballard Teen Health Center


Due to staffing changes, the School Based Health Center is only offering medical and chemical dependency services at this time. Please reach out to Karen Bourdour; or Kristen Jones; Kirsten.Jones@Sound.Health directly via email to schedule appointments.

Parents and Students! Did you know that students can get health care at the Teen Health Center. Students, did you know that you can come to the Teen Health Center to receive confidential mental health therapy? 


Please reach out to Karen Bourdour; or Kristen Jones; Kirsten.Jones@Sound.Health directly via email to schedule appointments.

  • We are offering flu and covid vaccines now!
  • Sports Physicals too!
  • Schedule an appointment for FREE medical and mental health!

King Country Flu, Covid (Tests), RSV Vaccine Info

Don’t miss out on holiday gatherings, travel, and other important events in your life this season. 

The BTHC Free Sports Physicals

Appointments should be made by calling 206-781-6400 or making the appointment online.

Masks Teen Health Center

  • SPS Mask Update

We are no longer requiring masks unless students have symptoms or are sick. ~ Ballard Teen Health Center.

All Medical & Health Services

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 to all SPS Students. 

The Nurse Practitioner Karen Boudour, ARNP will be available for all SPS Students in clinic or in-person visits on Monday through Friday. Telehealth visits will be available as well if a student is not in school.

Chemical Dependency Counseling

Kirsten Jones, MEd, LMHCA, SUDPT, MHP

Kirsten provides school-based substance use prevention and intervention counseling to students. If you have any concerns about substance use for yourself, a friend, or a family member she is a great resource. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, and existential approaches with motivational interviewing techniques to encourage students to gain insight into their substance use behavior. 

Kirsten will be available for all SPS students in clinic or in-person visits on Tuesdays and Fridays. Telehealth visits will be available as well if the person is not in school. The best way to get a hold of her is via text or calling her work cell 206-586-5698 or email Kirsten.Jones@Sound.Health

Referrals are welcome from family members, staff members, or a concerned student/friend can refer SPS students via our Referral Form. I accept anonymous referrals as well.

Health Center Forms

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


Students please visit the district Immunization FAQ for more details on immunization rules for medically verified records and all students required to get a Tdap (Tetnus, Diptheria, and Pertussis) vaccine.

Medical and Counseling Services Offered

What are the costs for services? All services are FREE for all Seattle Public School Students. Welcome new Freshman!

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

What information is confidential?

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 two 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.