Health and Wellness Education
The mission of Health and Wellness Education (HWE) is to nurture the growth, development, and educational success of students through culturally responsive physical and mental health care, comprehensive case management, disease prevention, and educational opportunities. With an emphasis on health equity, improved academic outcomes, and key strategic partnerships, HWE supports families with age-appropriate trauma-informed care.
Hi, I'm Howie!
Howie the Border Collie would like to welcome YSD families to the new Health and Wellness Education (HWE) Center! The center is located at 331 N. 1st Street in Yakima. The mission of HWE is to provide YSD families with health guidance and support needed for the educational success of students. Some of the resources HWE will offer include:
- Physical and mental health care
- Case management
- Disease Prevention
- Educational opportunities
Look for Howie and the kids to find health-related information throughout the school year!
COVID Test Site Closures
Due to staff training, the YSD COVID Testing site will be closed on November 7, and 28. Regular testing will be available Tuesday through Friday until the Thanksgiving Break.
Due to School Break November 21-25, the testing site will be closed.
Regular Testing hours will resume on November 29 through December 16, and will resume January 3, 2023 following the Winter Break.
Take home rapid COVD tests are available at each campus and at the test site.
Test site hours are 1-4pm at the YSD Health and Wellness Education Center 331 N 1st Street, Yakima WA 98901.
Get Them Ready for Fall: Schedule A Well Checkup Today!
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