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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.

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About "HWE"

  • 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  

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    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. 

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    A well checkup is a great tool for checking your child’s healthy growth and development and can help you find possible future problems early. Insured kids and teens (0–20) in Washington can get a free health checkup every year. Contact your child's health care provider today! English Flyer Spanish Flyer

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  • Backpack Safety

    Used correctly, backpacks can be a good way to carry all the books, supplies, and personal items needed for a child’s typical school day. However, backpacks that are too heavy or carried incorrectly can injure muscles or joints and contribute to back pain and other problems. Learn more here

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  • Backpack Safety
  • Medical Authorization Forms
  • Immunizations
  • Monkeypox
  • COVID-19

Upcoming Events

Your Health and Wellness Education Team - High School

  • Karly Pitney
    School Nurse
  • Deme Palencia
    School Nurse
  • Ashley LeCompte
    School Nurse
  • Marcie Shull-Desserault
    Health Assistant
    YV Tech

Your Health and Wellness Education Team - Middle

  • Glenda Sanchez
    School Nurse
    Lewis & Clark
  • Sonia Perez
    School Nurse
  • Shannon Morris
    School Nurse
  • Dawn Faussett
    School Nurse

Your Health and Wellness Education Team - Elementary

  • Marcie Shull-Desserault
    Health Assistant
    Discovery Early Learning
  • Samantha Burch
    Health Assistant
    Nob Hill
  • Hannah Zeutenhorst
    School Nurse
  • David Hunter
    School Nurse
    McClure & Robertson
  • Kelsy Maloney
    School Nurse
  • Angelica Alcala-Sanchez
    School Nurse
    Whitney & McKinley
  • Lisa Hefner
    School Nurse
    Gilbert & Adams
  • Sandi DeBord
    School Nurse
    Roosevelt & Ridgeview
  • Ashley Couch
    School Nurse
    Garfield & Barge-Lincoln
  • Gabriela Guel
    Nob Hill & Migrant School Nurse Case Manager

Contact the YSD Health and Wellness Education (HWE) Center

  • Phone

    331 N. 1st Street
    Yakima, WA 98901

    Hours of Operation
    Monday - Friday
    7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    See the calendar for COVID Testing hours.