Northwest NEWS

September 10, 2001

Features

Health Centers for teens

As the new school year gets underway, parents and students are urged to take advantage of the numerous services supported by Public Health - Seattle & King County's Youth Health Services, especially the health centers for youth found at or near local schools.
   "Youth trust these health providers. When adolescents visit one of the dozen centers throughout King County, they receive high-quality health care, and they are treated with utmost friendliness and respect," said King County Executive Ron Sims.
   Visit the new Youth Health Services Web pages: http://www.metrokc.gov/health/yhs.
   These Web pages have information on location and services of the 12 school-based and school-linked health centers and their Youth Health Services programs and partnerships.
   Parental consent is required to receive services at the health centers. Consent forms are mailed to parents at the beginning of each school year, and forms are also available at health centers.