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Dearborn Park Health Center

In addition to the school nurse, Dearborn Park has a School-Based Health Center (SBHC) that provides medical and mental health care for the students of Dearborn Park Elementary School . We help students thrive in school by working to address physical and mental health problems, prevent serious illness, and promote healthy lifestyles. Our goal is to provide quality care that is accessible and convenient for students and their families.

Services offered at the School-Based Health Center include:

  • Well child checks
  • Oral health services
  • Immunizations
  • Evaluation and treatment of common health problems
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Family coordination to establish a health care home/primary care provider in the community
  • Insurance enrollment assistance
  • Crisis intervention
  • Health promotion and education

Appointments are available before, during, and after school to minimize missed class time. Interpretation is available for all appointments.


Any student enrolled at Dearborn Park Elementary can register to use the health center. To register, please contact the health center coordinator or access registration forms. Registration is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Somali.

What is the cost?

All services are free to any student at Dearborn, although we do bill insurance when possible. The health center can also assist uninsured or underinsured students apply for Apple Health. Contact the health center coordinator or email our eligibility staff directly at for more information.


Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. *subject to change based on student needs

  • Mental health therapist Kristin McGuinness, LICSW: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Medical provider, Noelle Tripp, ARNP is available Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.  

We always leave room for walk-in medical appointments, so please let us know if you’d like our providers to see your student!

When the school-based health centers are closed, students are encouraged to call our Columbia City Medical Clinic at 206-461-6957 or Rainier Beach Medical & Dental Clinic at 206-722-8444.

Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., but hours may vary, please call 206-548-3166 for more information or to schedule an appointment. If you hear a voicemail, press “1” to leave a message.