AFS School Based Division provides mental health services to the 15 schools within the Alameda Unified School District. Our clinical services are provided 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 in efforts to minimize barriers to access.
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.
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.
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
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.
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**
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our services would not be possible without the support and cooperation of our partners and grant donors:
We would like to thank the following organizations for their generous contributions in supporting our programs