What is the Wellness Center?

The mission of the Wellness Initiative of San Francisco is to improve the health, wellbeing, and educational outcomes of high school students in San Francisco Unified School District. Wellness Centers provide safe, supportive environments in the school where students can go to discuss a variety of issues from depression, grief, self-esteem, family life and stress to dating violence, sexual identity and gang involvement.

The Wellness Programs provide culturally competent services in a confidential, nonjudgmental space staffed with professionals who are dedicated to improving the health, well-being and educational outcomes of all students. Through both on-campus programming and community-based partnerships, students receive coordinated health education, assessments, and counseling.

What sorts of services are available for students? 

Students can receive a variety of health services that include first-aid and medical case management, emotional and mental health counseling, substance abuse counseling, case management, support groups, conflict mediation and referrals to community based agencies.

When is Wellness open? 

Wellness is open Monday through Friday, between 8am and 4pm.  Every service is free and confidential.

How can you refer a student to Wellness? 

To create a referral, please click here

With over 400 students in attendance, 20 San Francisco community based organizations came to Thurgood Marshall Academic High School to participate in a community health fair.