Rising Star Health Center
The Rising Star School-Based Health Center (SBHC) is a full service health clinic located in the main office that provides medical, dental, and mental health care for the students of West Seattle Elementary School. The Health Center is operated by Neighborcare Health and partially supported by the Families and Education Levy and the City of Seattle. The SBHC is staffed by a Nurse Practitioner, a Mental Health Counselor, and the Health Coordinator.
We help students do better in school by working to solve physical and mental health problems, preventing serious illness, and promoting healthy lifestyles. Neighborcare Health is committed to creating a health care home and encouraging long-term relationships between patients and providers that include medical, dental and mental health care. Students can be seen at the SBHC regardless of insurance status, and we coordinate with outside service providers.
Our goal is to provide care to students and families who have difficulty accessing services and not to duplicate services already being provided outside of school.
Anne Lung is a wonderful Mental Health Therapist! She comes with a wealth of experience and was most recently at Denny Middle School, feel free to reach out to her with any referrals. Anne can also speak Chinese.
Astan Jeyte is our Health Center Coordinator, coming from the Somali Health Board and Project Aim at the University of Washington. Feel free to reach to her with any questions or referrals. Astan can also speak Somali. She will be working in person in the Health Center at Rising Star.