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    Welcome To The Ballard Teen Health Center

    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

    BHS Students! 
    Teen Health Center Summer Remote Services

    Teen Health Center MEDICAL services are still available! Services include consultation and refilling prescriptions. Visits are via telephone or video.

    Nurse Practitioner: Karen Boudour ARNP at phone/text 206-390-3355.

    Our Mental Health team is not available during the summer:

    If this is a mental health emergency please call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency room.

    For short term crisis counseling and support getting connected with ongoing counseling you can contact the Children's Crisis and Outreach Response Service (CCORS) for support.

    To find a private therapist in the community you can try the following resources:

    Psychology Today:
    Good Therapy:
    Seattle Children's Mental Health Referral Line:

    Additional Resource: Crisis Connections

    Immunization Updates!

    All Students! New Immunization Updates | All students please visit the district Immunization Record Changes for more details on immunization rules for medically verified records and all students required to get a Tdap (Tetnus, Diptheria, and Pertussis) vaccine. 

    Graduates: View the attached SPS Graduates Info Flyer from the SPS Dept of Health.  

    Welcome BHS Families | School Year 2019-20

    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

    Visit the school nurse webpage for additional health resources and information.

    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

    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: