Nova High School

High School
School Nurse

Nova Wellness Center

About the Nova Wellness Center

Gender Affirming

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.

The Wellness Center offers a variety of physical and mental health care services. The Wellness Center is staffed full time by a clinic administrator, medical providers, and a behavioral health specialist.

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

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 206-709-7166, and/or email 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 in person and via telehealth.

Crisis Support

For behavioral health, if there’s an urgent/immediate threat, 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. 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. Students and/or families can also contact our main clinics: Country Doctor Community Clinic and Carolyn Downs Family Medical Center for medical and/or behavioral health support. Contact information and locations for Country Doctor Community Health Centers Clinics.