OSPI Endorses Stronger Relationships between Schools and Health Providers

In the following letter,  Randy Dorn encourages schools to promote the type of partnership that the Health Center with its affiliated institutions: September 5th, 2014 Dear Superintendent, The Affordable Care Act has created opportunities for increasing access to health services for all Americans. Schools are an optimal place for healthcare services to be provided to children. There are opportunities for increasing access to primary, mental, and behavioral health care and vaccine services to be provided during and after the school day to […]

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Updated Mission Statement

At our most recent strategic planning meeting our Board of Directors voted to update our mission statement. It now reads:   The Health Center advances the success of students by addressing their physical, emotional, and social needs.

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Meet Katie!

Katie Hammond has joined us this year from the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology as a Masters in Counseling Psychology student. She has been a huge asset to our team and has provided individual and group therapy and has taught a Lifeskills class to our students. “Doing my graduate practicum in mental health counseling at The Health Center at Lincoln has been a life-changing experience. Not only have I had the privilege of walking alongside students through good and […]

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As part of serving for AmeriCorps, our two members, Tessa and Jenna have to write “Great Stories” from time to time. Here is the most recent one about the Healthy Hearts program at Blue Ridge Elementary.   “AmeriCorps Great Stories” by, Jenna Fritz Background (information on the individual(s) or community that you serve and general information about the service provided): The Health Center is an independent, non-profit school-based health center in Walla Walla, WA. The Health Center serves low-income, at-risk youth […]

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We found this article from Education Week and thought it tied perfectly to what we know about many students here in Walla Walla. The Health Center exists to help provide a bridge to additional supports to help keep these very students in school.   By Arianna Prothero  Often, there’s not a clear, single factor but a collision of negative events that can include bad school experiences, abuse, an unstable living situation, or an illness in the family that finally breaks […]

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  Kansas City doctor says The Health Center on cutting edge of care for at-risk students Thursday donors and supporters of the The Health Center were honored during a Donor Thank You celebration. The main goal of The Health Center is to deliver primary health and mental health care and substance abuse counseling for all the students at Lincoln High School and Blue Ridge Elementary. Donors heard from The Health Center staff members, Walla Walla Public Schools administrators and Lincoln […]

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In my capacity as nurse practitioner for The Health Center, I am delighted to expand on the Walla Walla Union Bulletin article by Rachel Alexander on April 22 about the Whitman College class research. The students in the class — State of the State for Washington Latinos — worked with The Health Center at Lincoln High School, founded in 2009 by Dr. Alison Kirby, Holly Howard and a dedicated board of directors to address health concerns of students at Lincoln. […]

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Walla Walla’s School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) are Effective Twenty-one percent of Walla Walla’s children under age 18 live in poverty. When I first saw that statistic, I was stunned. It was astounding to me that in an education-rich community like ours, one in five children struggle to have basic food, clothing and housing. Children who are not having their basic needs met often struggle in school. Education research confirms that finishing high school is vital to earning a living. In […]

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Executive Summary   Claire Johnson, Kate McMurchie and Joshua Rubenstein The State of the State for Washington Latinos, Whitman College, March 14, 2014   Topic: This report demonstrates the value of school-based health centers (SBHCs), provides a comparative study of SBHC policy throughout the nation, and makes the case for policy reforms to put SBHCs on more solid financial footing in Washington State. We worked in partnership with Holly Howard and Katherine Boehm, the Executive Director and Director of Clinic Operations […]

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The Health Center

534 S 3rd Ave, Suite 16 Walla Walla, WA 99362

The Health Center at Lincoln
p: (509) 525-0704
f: (509) 529-4004

The Health Center at Blue Ridge
p: (509) 526-1798
f: (509) 522-4480

Staff Contact

Executive Director: Stan Ledington
(509) 529-5661

Director of Clinic Operations: Katherine Boehm
(509) 525-0704

Our Mission

Promoting the success of students by providing for their physical, emotional, and social well-being.


Help us advance The Health Center so more students get the care they need in an environment that is more accessible and less costly to provide.