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Wellness Center Hours

M-Th 7:30-4

F*- 11:41-4

*We close every Friday morning before lunch, but we will see students with appointments or emergencies.

Please note that we are also closed the 2nd Wednesday of every month for our monthly all school wellness meetings.

WEEKLY PARENT CONSULTATION DROP IN HOURS

Every week, RAMS therapist, Ms. Rebecca Peng, hosts free parent consultation drop-in hours on:  

Tuesdays 

3-4:30pm

Services available in Mandarin also.  

Drop in to the "Calm Community" to lessen midweek stress.

Calm Community- Stress Management Support Group

 

Taking care of your body and mind is just as important as studying hard. Join us for conversations about how to relax in the midst of academic and personal pressures and learn techniques to use on your own. If you have experience with yoga, meditation or mindfulness, we would love to have your expertise!

 

Every Tuesday @ Lunch, starting March 7th, Conference Room 115

 

Hosted by Danielle Soltis

Counseling Intern

For More Information please contact: 

SoltisD@sfusd.edu or 

washington@sfwellness.org

 

The Wellness Center

Welcome to the Wellness Center!

The GWHS Wellness Center is a comprehensive center available on campus in room 121 for students and the school community. You can come to us for any reason possible including: condoms, band aids, jobs, counseling, resting, nutrition questions, and more! We provide education and resources about various health topics such as: safe sex, alcohol and other drug use, depression, stress management, nutrition, family problems, and other important issues.

 

Our team consists of the Wellness Coordinator, Nurse, Community Health Outreach Worker, and RAMS therapists. In addition, we have several trained counseling and nursing interns that support our services. We also have a dynamic group of students called, Youth Outreach Workers (YOWs), that help represent Wellness services by leading classroom presentations and various interactive health promotion events throughout the school year. 

 

Our services are free, voluntary, and confidential. Everything that happens in the Wellness Center, stays in the Wellness Center (unless there are concerns about your safety and well-being). Please stop by, and visit us!

ONLINE REFERRAL FORMS!

Last day to submit non-urgent wellness referrals for counseling services is April 13th! After this date, we may not be able to meet with your referral before the end of the school year. Please contact the Wellness Coordinator at: washington@sfwellness.org if you need to consult. 
 
The Wellness Referral Form is available both online and at the Wellness Center! If you or a student you know is interested in any service(s) at the Wellness Center, simply click here: Wellness Online Referral Form.
 
You can also make a written referral to the Wellness Center by clicking here: Wellness Referral Form.docx. Please turn in any completed referral forms to the Wellness Center mailbox in the main office or to room 121.
 
Our Locker Section at the bottom right hand corner of this Wellness School Loop website also has the link and word document.
 
 
Thank you! 

Our Services

We offer support to students for personal and health-related concerns such as: chronic medical conditions (eg. asthma, diabetes), academic stress, depression, family conflict, relationship issues, sexual heath, and alcohol or drug use. We also promote healthy choices and positive youth development with school-wide health awareness events and sponsoring ongoing interactive support groups. 

Our services are voluntary and confidential, which means students decide if they would like to access services, and we don't share personal student information unless there are concerns for their safety and well-being. Often, for more serious or long-term services, we will connect students with providers in the community or through their health insurance plan.

 

How to Access Services

Students may see the nurse or a counselor by appointment, or with a pass from their teacher during class time. Students may also drop in at lunch and after school to see us without a pass.  Parents, teachers, school staff and student peers may also refer students and encourage them to come talk to us. Referral forms can be found on the bottom right hand corner of this school loop page.

 

Our Staff

The Wellness Coordinator, Nurse, Community Health Outreach Worker and various Wellness Counselors are here on campus every day. We are here to work alongside teachers and parents to promote the personal and social well-being of students and to build the foundation for academic success.  Call us at: (415) 379-8111 or email us at: washington@sfwellness.org to consult with us. Our fax number is: (415) 750-8414.   
 

Wellness Coordinator - Veronica Garcia, x13402

School Nurse - Lynda Boyer-Chu, x13407

Community Health Outreach Worker(CHOW) - Steve Youn, x13401

RAMS Behavioral Health Counselors - Michael Ceely x1915; Ashley Hamilton & Rebecca Peng, x13405

RAMS Counseling Interns - Cheri Tsai & Wendy Ngo

Wellness Counselor - Steve Youn

Foster Youth Services Intern - Alyssa Casimiro

SIT/ SFUSD Interns-  Brad Akin & Jodee Virgo

CYC Interns- Ashley Ikeda & Samita Singh

VYDC Case Manager - UyenMy Yamamoto

Henry Ohlhoff/ BIS Intern - Clare Willis

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Wellness Team

YOWs

First Fridays!!

Join the Beacon and Wellness Center the First Friday of every month to celebrate different themes to promote health awareness and learn about community resources. This event occurs out in the esplanade at lunch time and includes music and fun activities led by our YOWS, different school clubs and community organizations.  

Meet Our Staff

Girls' Mentor Club Stressbusting Conference

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MUNI SAFETY - Eagles Speak

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Washington Positive Peer Pressure PSA!

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Tobacco Awareness Event: Zombies Were People Too!

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Wellness Center Locker

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