We’re excited to share that Yakima Pediatrics, part of Community Health of Central Washington, opened a new school-based health center (SBHC) at Davis High School in October. Davis High School serves approximately 2,400 students in the Yakima Valley.
After establishing their Teen Health Clinic last year to provide a safe, friendly, and confidential place for adolescents to receive care, Yakima Pediatrics’ partnership with Davis High School was a natural next step in reaching teens in the community. With a study body that is 84% Hispanic/Latino, 85% low-income, 22% enrolled in transitional/bilingual education, and 14% migrant, Davis High School is an ideal location for providing services to youth who may face significant challenges accessing care elsewhere.
The Davis High School SBHC will provide both physical and behavioral health services two days a week to start, and looks forward to growing its capacity as it grows its relationship with the school community.