The key to putting every student on a path to lifelong wellness is to start when they’re young. A healthy generation of kids becomes a healthy generation of adults. That’s why we partnered with the Wonderful College Prep Academy campuses in Lost Hills and Delano to offer top-quality, full-service Student Wellness Centers, operated by Wonderful Health & Wellness.
The centers are open every day during school hours, and visits are free and available to students and staff alike. They are staffed with highly skilled, compassionate, bilingual doctors, nurses, and therapists. In addition to checkups, immunizations, sports physicals, and treatment for illnesses and injuries, students can receive mental health counseling for depression, anxiety, and substance abuse, including group and individual therapy. Among the many benefits of having wellness centers on the WCPA campuses is that they give parents the choice to allow students to attend scheduled appointments without leaving campus or requiring a parent to leave work.
Research shows that when you have health centers in schools you see healthier kids overall, higher attendance, and better academic performance.
Dr. Larry Wolk
CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER, Wonderful health & wellness
Given the widespread effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly on children, the centers have increased access to mental health services and counseling sessions to help students manage the stresses of these extraordinary times, and not a moment too soon. Since the 2019-2020 school year, the centers have seen a 280 percent increase in students utilizing these services.