Wellness Centers (High School-Based Wellness Centers)

The Wellness Centers is a collaboration with leadership from the SF Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF), Department of Public Health (DPH), San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), and RAMS. Confidential student services are provided on-site at 16 Wellness Centers located in SFUSD high schools, at which RAMS provides the integrated behavioral health services component (mental health & substance abuse). This includes confidential on-site Mental Health and Substance Abuse Assessments, Individual and Group Psychotherapy, Crisis Intervention/Consultation, Grief & Loss/Trauma Counseling, Referrals to community resources, and Consultation to school staff and community.

The 16 Wellness Centers are located in the following SFUSD high schools: Academy of San Francisco (ASF); Phillip & Sala Burton; Downtown; Galileo Academy of Science & Technology; Independence; June Jordan School for Equity; Abraham Lincoln; Lowell; Thurgood Marshall; Mission; John O'Connell; Ruth Asawa School of The Arts/Academy of Arts and Science (SOTA/AAS); SF International; Raoul Wallenberg; George Washington; and Ida B. Wells High Schools. The Mental Health Services Act specifically supports the Behavioral Health Counselor at SOTA/AAS; Clinical Case Manager at June Jordan and ISA; and roving Grief & Loss/Trauma Counselor positions.

Also, the Wellness Centers Program launched SF TRACK (Treatment Recovery Accountability Collaboration Knowledge) Program, a multi-agency collaborative of clinical teams that provide intensive outpatient treatment services for youth with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. The partner agencies include Juvenile Probation, AIIM Higher, RAMS, OTTP, Special Programs for Youth, CARC, and Urban Services YMCA. Services are targeted toward youth at risk or already involved in juvenile justice regardless of their school or court placement. SF TRACK offers a skills-based, multi-phase, mobile, intensive outpatient treatment program to youth and their families at home, school and in the community.

The Wellness Centers provide resources to a vast community of youth from a wide range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, many of who may not otherwise access services. Check out the SF Wellness Initiative for more information about the collaborative effort that established this program.

The Wellness Centers Program also offers a school-based clinical training program for graduate students studying psychology, counseling, marriage & family therapy, and social work. For more information and to find out about the application procedure, you can download the internship program information by clicking here.

Address: Phone: Fax:
3626 Balboa Street   San Francisco, CA 94118 (415) 668-5955 (415) 668-0246