The Chief Sealth School-Based Health Center
(SBHC) is a full service clinic providing all the services (and more!) of a family doctor in a teen-friendly setting. It is available to all students and located right in the school. The Health Center is operated by Neighborcare Health
, a community health center with funding support from the City of Seattle’s Families and Education Levy. Neighborcare Health is a network of medical dental and school based clinics, serving more than 48,000patients in Seattle each year. What services are offered to students?
The Chief Sealth SBHC is a full service health clinic that provides physical and mental health care to the students of Chief Sealth High School. The Health Center is staffed by Nurse Practitioners and Mental Health Counselors.Services offered at the Chief Sealth SBHC include:
- Evaluation and treatment of common health problems
- Sports physicals
- Preventive health care
- Reproductive health care
- Individual and group therapy
- Coordinator of care with community providers
- Community and school-based referrals
- Issues we commonly address include: depression, stress, relationship issues,
- Grief and loss, trauma, recovery, problem-solving, working on goals and MUCH MORE!
We help students do better in school by working to solve physical and mental health problems, preventing serious illness, and promoting healthy lifestyles. Neighborcare Health is committed to creating a health care home and encouraging long-term relationships between patients and providers that include medical, dental and mental healthcare.
The Chief Sealth SBHC can be found by using Sealth’s main entrance,walking past the office and taking the first right. The Chief Sealth SBHC is located on the sky bridge above the galleria
How can students use the Sealth School-Based Health Center?
Register! Any student enrolled at Chief Sealth High School can be seen by our providers by having a parent or guardian complete and sign the registration forms and return them to the health center. They can either be delivered by the student or parent, or placed in a secure envelope and mailed to the health center’s address (2600 SW Thistle St Seattle, WA 98126). Printed copies of the registration forms are also available in the health center. Under state law, youth may independently access some health care without parental consent,including reproductive health and mental health services. Registration forms:How do I make an appointment?
Before or after school appointments are available. Request to Report slips are given for appointments during school. We will do everything possible to schedule or reschedule so students miss as little class time as possible. Students may also visit the clinic without an appointment by getting a pass from their teacher or when referred by the school nurse.
When the school based health centers are closed, students are encouraged to call another Neighborcare Health clinic. The closest to the Chief Sealth SBHC is our High Point Medical and Dental Clinic, 206-461-6950. Neighborcare Health has additional clinic sites in the Seattle area where students are welcome as well. What is the cost?
No student will be denied services due to inability to pay. Because of the Families and Education Levy covers only a portion of the cost to operate the Chief Sealth SBHC, we will bill insurance companies when possible.
For students on Medicaid or a public insurance plan, we bill all services directly and the student/family will have no out-of-pocket expense. For students with private insurance, it is possible that parents/guardians may have some out-of-pocket expense, depending on the type of services and on the private insurance company’s coverage. Not all services are subject to insurance company policies, so please call if you would like more information.
Neighbocare Health can assist uninsured or underinsured students and their families with completing insurance enrollment paperwork. All you need to do is indicate that you have no insurance under the insurance section of the registration form and we will follow up with you. You can also call the school-based health center for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org