School Nurse

Nova Wellness Center

Gender Affirming

About the Nova Wellness Center

The Nova Wellness Center offers no cost comprehensive, trauma-informed, and gender affirming care, conveniently at the school.

The Nova Wellness Center is operated by Country Doctor Community Health Centers (CDCHC), a local non-profit, which also runs two primary care clinics: Carolyn Downs Family Medical Center in the Central Area, and Country Doctor Community Clinic in Capitol Hill.

We bill appropriate services to insurance if you have it. There are never any co-pays or co-insurance to worry about. We also offer services and support to students and families without insurance.

Medical Services

  • wellness physical
  • gender affirming care
  • reproductive health
  • recovery support
  • sports participation clearance
  • sick visits
  • monitoring injuries
  • vaccines
  • lab work

Counseling Services

  • behavioral health screenings & referrals
  • short-term individual, group, and family counseling:
  • emotional and communication skill building
  • crisis intervention & safety planning
  • sexual violence counseling
  • recovery support
  • resource provision
  • coping with grief and loss

Connect To Us

Registration
Students may register for services at the nova wellness center any time

  • online: register securely online
  • paper: registration packets available for pick up, or email for a printable pdf version. Return your completed packet to the nova wellness center.

Schedule An Appointment
Once the registration packet has been submitted, you may come in-person, call 206-709-7190, and/or email novawellnesscenter@cdchc.org to schedule an appointment.

When Can I Go
We are open on school days from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

We are currently providing medical and behavioral health appointments via telehealth. Providing in-person appointments as needed.

Chat With Us

Virtual Office Hours
We are hosting weekly virtual office hours for the Nova Community. Please join us, ask questions, and learn more about Nova Wellness Center services and staff ! You may also utilize office hours to seek assistance with registration forms and other applicable forms.

If you are unable to attend the scheduled time for office hours, please feel free to contact us and we will gladly schedule an appointment (i.e. virtual visit) with the Clinic Administrator.

Crisis Support

During hours of operation, an appropriate medical provider or behavioral health specialist is able to provide brief safety assessments and interventions when available. Please contact the Nova Wellness Center to be connected to the appropriate provider.

For behavioral health, if there’s an urgent/immediate threat OR outside of hours of operation; students and/or anyone in a young person’s life, should call 911 or Crisis Connections (206-461-3222). The Children’s Crisis Outreach and Response team (CCORS) through Crisis Connections has a 24/hour response team, holidays included, that can meet the student for an assessment and fast track them to Seattle Children’s if needed. For behavioral health and medical emergencies, students may go to the Country Doctor After Hours Clinic, Seattle Children’s Emergency Room, or another nearby hospital/urgent care.

During holidays and school breaks, students can contact our main clinics: Country Doctor Community Clinic and Carolyn Downs Family Medical Center for medical and/or behavioral health support.

Please see link for contact information and locations for Country Doctor Community Health Centers Clinics: https://countrydoctor.org/contact-us/

Wellness Center Staff

  • Medical Provider: Aviva Rubin
  • Medical Provider: Nasya (Nasha) Sierra
  • Medical Provider: Hieu Pham
  • Behavioral Health Specialist: Kat Felpo
  • Clinic Administrator: Michelle Mitchell

Announcements

Nova Wellness Center Closed for Summer

will be closed for summer break starting June 26th – August 22nd. The last day to meet with ANY provider is Thursday June 17, 2021.

Any student registered with Nova Wellness Center in need of medical services over the summer can contact and schedule an appointment at our main clinic sites: Country Doctor Community Clinic or Carolyn Downs Family Medical Center. For registered students in need of behavioral health support, please refer to our upcoming summer resource list or access the following crisis resources.

For behavioral health and medical emergencies, students may go to the Country Doctor After Hours Clinic, Seattle Children’s Emergency Room, or another nearby hospital/urgent care.

You may also contact 911 or Crisis Connections (206-461-3222) for urgent/immediate behavioral health needs.

The Children’s Crisis Outreach and Response team (CCORS) through Crisis Connections has a 24/hour response team, holidays included, that can meet the student for an assessment and fast track them to Seattle Children’s if needed.

Nova Wellness Center will re-open on Monday, August 23, 2021. Please reach out via phone (206-709-7166) or email (novawellnesscenter@cdchc.org) to begin scheduling medical or behavioral health appointments at that time.