Do you want to know who we are in the Balboa Wellness Center!?
- We respect each other.
- We are a team.
- We try our best.
- We celebrate each others diversity.
- We learn from mistakes.
- We create and inspire our friends.
Balboa's Wellness Clinic is a unique partnership between SFUSD's Wellness Initiative and the San Francisco Department of Health. We are the only Wellness Center in San Francisco High Schools that has a full-service, full-time DPH clinic embedded within our center.
Balboa High's Wellness Center
The mission of the Wellness Program at each school site is to improve the health, well-being, and educational outcomes of San Francisco’s high school students through the provision of coordinated health, mental health, substance abuse and other support services at the school site. More info: www.sfwellness.org
DPH Clinic medical services include both general health and reproductive health. General health includes sports physicals and immunizations (depending on coverage/insurance), pap smears, etc. Reproductive care includes it all! STI testing, HIV testing, pregnancy testing, IUD insertions, Implant insertions (Nexplanon) , Depo Provera shots, vaginal rings, oral contraceptive pills, and condoms. General health requires parental consent, reproductive health does not require parental consent (per California Minor Consent law).
SFUSD Wellness Team Services include assessments, case management, crisis management, support groups, school-based nursing services, youth employment, referrals to the DPH clinic, community based organizations and other youth enrichment programs.
Due to the global pandemic and SFUSD school site closures, the DPH Clinic at Balboa High School is currently unavailable to students. DPH clinic staff have been reassigned to various clinics throughout the city. Students can still access these services through any open DPH youth clinic in the city, but they will have to be referred out by a Balboa SFUSD Wellness team member.
You may be feeling overwhelmed and hurt, or maybe motivated and hungry for change. Whatever you are experiencing, we are here to empower and support you in caring for yourself, finding and using your voice, and feeling safe to grow both as individuals and community members in our changing world.
For the most up to date information regarding SFUSD distance learning and available district resources visit the San Francisco Unified School District Recent Updates for Students and Families page.
For the most up to date information regarding COVID-19, ways to protect yourself, testing, and health directives, visit the San Francisco Department of Public Health COVID-19 Resources page.