Alameda Family Services works with Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) to ensure students have the support and access to services they need to thrive. Our School-Based Services division has two program offerings and utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to mental health, medical health, and youth leadership development in order to promote the well-being of youth and young adults at Alameda schools.

Alameda Family Services expert staff serve K-12 students within AUSD, focusing on prevention and early identification of risk factors to help reduce obstacles to learning and support families in our community. Staff are committed to finding creative and innovative ways to engage youth and strive to work collaboratively with families and the school community.


The School-Based Mental Health Program

Our mental health services are provided at the majority of public schools in Alameda by California Board Registered mental health professionals and MFT and MSW trainees. We provide brief counseling with a focus on assessment, stabilization, and skill building. Services take place on campus and during school hours. Additionally, the School Based Services program provides the mental health services to the AUSD elementary Counseling Enriched Classroom.

The School-Based Health Centers Program

We offer comprehensive services that span the spectrum of medical health, mental health, case management, health education and youth leadership development through our health centers program. Services are at no-cost, confidential, and are offered during school hours and on school grounds, effectively circumventing barriers that may prevent youth from accessing the care they need.


How to Access Medical Services

Our medical services are provided by our partner organization, Native American Health Center. We have registered nurse practitioners and licensed medical staff on site twice a week at our Alameda High and Encinal High Health Center locations.

Students attending any of the public middle and/or high schools in Alameda are eligible to receive no-cost and confidential medical services at either location. Students may call or drop by the health centers during school hours to schedule an appointment. See our SBHC locations and phone numbers below.

Alameda High School
School-Based Health Center
2201 Encinal Ave | (510) 337-7006

Encinal Jr. & Sr. High
School-Based Health Center
210 Central | (510) 748-4085

Island High School
Health & Wellness Center
500 Pacific Ave | (510) 748-4024 *ext 24753
*Students can schedule medical appointments with our staff here, however, all medical procedures & services will take place at either Encinal or Alameda Health Centers

Youth Leadership Development

Our School-Based Health Centers provide a Youth Advisory Board (YAB) internship program to high school students interested in learning about and promoting health & wellness in school. YAB provides youth voice and leadership in identifying and addressing health and wellness topics most relevant to students in our community. These topics include mental health, sexual health, cultivating healthy relationships, and body image, to name a few.

Fees & Eligibility

Mental Health
Our School-Based Mental Health program is a behavioral health provider through Alameda County to deliver mental health & wellness services to Medi-Cal eligible youth at school. 

Our partnerships with AUSD & the City of Alameda have helped create a limited number of spaces for therapeutic services at AUSD schools. **Please speak to the administrator at your site if you feel your child would benefit from these services**

Medical Health
All students are eligible to receive sexual health services at no-cost. Students who are Medi-Cal eligible are able to receive medical health services, such as sports physicals and immunizations at the Alameda or Encinal Health Centers.


For more information about our School-Based Services, please email

Our Partners

Our services would not be possible without the support and cooperation of our partners and grant donors:

  • Alameda County Health Care Services Agency
  • Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services
  • Medi-Cal, Family Pact and CHDP
  • Alameda Unified School District
  • Native American Health Center
  • City of Alameda
Grant Donors

We would like to thank the following organizations for their generous contributions in supporting our programs

  • Bay Area Physicians for Human Rights
  • Alameda Welfare Council