Frequently Asked Questions
School-based health centers traditionally see students on the school campus for matters relating to primary health care and treatment of disease; whereas, the wellness centers see students, their families, and the surrounding community for preventative care, health promotion, and mental health care. There are 14 wellness centers within the LAUSD and approximately 35 school based health centers within the district. CLICK HERE for more information on wellness center services.
All LAUSD students can access the wellness center regardless of their ability to pay. Their families and community members can also access the wellness centers but will need to have coverage or seek assistance to set up a plan for coverage. CLICK HERE to find your nearest wellness center for assistance in the insurance enrollment process.
It depends on the type of service. Many services are provided to students at no cost. CLICK HERE to contact your closest wellness center to see the price of services by finding the center closest to you here.
It depends on the service requested. Signed parental consent forms are needed to access most services at the wellness centers for individuals under the age of 18. However, in the state of California, individuals 12 and older can access sensitive services without consent. Sensitive services include reproductive and sexual health services, drug and alcohol treatment, and mental health services, among other things. CLICK HERE for more information.
No your child does not have to attend the school affiliated with the wellness center in order to access its services.
Yes. We encourage utilizing the wellness centers for early (0-5) child preventative care.
Yes. It can be a home for all of your medical needs.