A student who is sick, tired, depressed, stressed out, or scared is less likely to do well in school. Although adolescence is an ideal time to promote health and well-being, teens are less likely than other age groups to seek out traditional health services. Furthermore, many Frick students do not have health insurance or a primary care provider.
The Frick Health Center works to increase well-being and to create positive community change through connecting students, staff, and families to high-quality, culturally competent, and supportive youth development, mental health, medical, and dental services. All services through the health center are free.
The Frick School Based Health Center is run by the East Bay Agency for Children in partnership with Native American Health Center, Alameda County Health Care Services, and Oakland Unified School District.