Garfield Teen Health Center & Summer Resources List and Free COVID-19 Testing

Details included here:
Garfield Teen Health Center Update - note this is only for Garfield HS Students use
Summer Resource List 2020 - linked here, also a copy attached below.
Free COVID-19 Testing Details (below)


Teen Health Center Update:  - note this is only for Garfield HS Students use

Since the Building is closed, I wanted to share this information with you in case you would like to contact our Teen Health Center that is from our School Nurse Ms. Dubin, (As always, if students have health concerns or need resource information, I would be more than happy to work with them.):

During school closures the Garfield-Nova Teen Health Center will have limited services for established clients via phone and at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic if in person appointments are needed.  Some services offered will be follow ups, birth control refills, and mental health check-ins. Call 206-987-7770 to leave a message for the nurse practitioners or mental health therapist to follow up with you. This is a confidential voice mail. Please include your name and the best phone number to reach you with.  If you are in crisis call 911 or text 741741.  We hope you are well and we are hoping to continue to support you during this difficult time.

Or you can email any of us if that is easier.


Summer Resource List 2020 -  is linked here, feel free to share


Free COVID-19 Testing:

I want to make sure you all are aware of expanded free COVID-19 testing options, available throughout King County. Public Health recommends testing assoonas you notice symptoms, which includefever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. If you have been at protests or other gatherings and wonder if you’ve been exposed and/or if you really do have symptoms (is that runny nose due to allergies?), please consider getting tested or contact your primary care provider for guidance. The testing threshold is very low right now. I went to the SODO drive-through location and their set-up is very efficient.

Here is information specific to protests and COVID-19:

Another testing option is to consider participating in Public Health’s SCAN project. SCAN grew out of the Seattle Flu Study and is unique in that a courier drops a self-test kit off at your doorstep and then it is picked up a few hours later or the next day. Their aim is to understand the spread of COVID-19 throughout King County among people with symptoms and those who are asymptomatic. Enrollment opens at 2 pm each day; there are a limited number of kits available in each zip code and age group. My 7th grader participated in April and it was very simple to do. More information in their FAQ. You can learn more about Seattle Flu Study’s early identification of COVID-19 community transmission here.