School Wellness Centers

What are School Wellness Centers?

 

Bakersfield City School District has recently opened School Wellness Centers with the intent of promoting student physical, mental and emotional health.

 

Our Mission

 We are committed to providing comprehensive medical and mental-health care, treatment and health education to our children.

 Our Providers

  • Nurse Practitioner
  • School Social Worker
  • School and Community Facilitator
  • License Vocational Nurse
  • Dentist
  • Optometrist

Services Offered

Medical services are provided by our Nurse Practitioners. Their expertise includes:

  • Physical examinations, including wellness exams
  • Health screenings, including those for communicable infections
  • Treatment for minor illnesses and injuries
  • Immunizations
  • Health and nutrition education.
  • Doctor referrals.
  • Follow-up as requested by the student’s family health care provider

Other Partners Include:

  • Dental Visits
  • Optometrist

Mental Health Services

At our center we have credential School Social Workers whom provide a range of services:

  • Individual, Group and Family Therapy
  • Grief Counseling

Case Management Services

  • Assistance applying to low cost utilities, medical, food stamp or any other type of assistance programs.
  • Transportation
  • Linkage to resources (i.e. food, clothing)

 

4th Street Wellness Center

 

Center Street Wellness Center

South Chester Partnership Resource and Wellness Center

 

Nondiscrimination Policy

Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.