Services are provided by Venice Family Clinic whose professional staff of medical professionals, behavioral health therapists and health educators care for the physical and mental health needs of students. The SSYHC is a safe place where teens can speak with someone about whatever is on their minds and get the care they need.
Friends of the Sandy Segal Youth Health Center (formerly "Friends of the Culver City Youth Health Center") is a non-profit organization that raises funds for the Sandy Segal Youth Health Center. Individuals, community contributions, and grants enable the Center to provide physical and psychological services to the youth of Culver City. These services allow the students to be healthy in mind, body, and spirit.
4401 Elenda Street
Culver City, CA 90230
For Appointments call: 310-392-8636
While school remains largely remote, Sandy Segal Youth Health Center is currently not able to see students physically on site. We are offering mental health counseling services via telehealth (video or phone). Students may call the call center or mental health line to schedule a phone or video visit with a provider.
Medical services are currently on hold. If a student has medical needs, they may contact their primary care provider or Venice Family Clinic, if they do not have a regular primary care provider, for services.
For sports physicals: Designated days for sports physicals on-site at SSYHC may be scheduled periodically, depending on need. Stay in touch with the school nurse for information. During COVID while the health center on campus is closed we request that sports physicals be limited to those designated days that are scheduled on-site at school. If a student needs a sports physical outside of these designated days, they may contact their own primary care provider, or Venice Family Clinic if they are not connected to a primary care provider.
Thank you once again for your commitment to the students in Culver City Below are two stories we would like to share that show the impact that the Friends of the Sandy Segal Youth Health Center has had on the youth we serve.
When 16-year-old “Brad” walked into SSYHC, he was very distressed. Even though he had been seeing a private therapist on a weekly basis, Brad had thoughts of killing himself and didn’t know if he could keep himself safe. What’s more, he had not disclosed any of this to his therapist. For nearly four hours, LCSW Maria Jarquin and a master’s level intern worked with this student, helping him get to a place where he felt comfortable enough to allow them to bring in his parents. Brad said that meeting with a SSYHC therapist was a “game changer”, and he knows now that it’s OK to share his feelings, when before he was afraid that doing so would scare his parents. The last time Jarquin checked in with Brad, it was his birthday and he was in much better spirits!
“Cherie” is a 16-year-old sophomore who started going to SSYHC because of anxiety and panic attacks. She would worry excessively, and felt overwhelmed by school assignments and persistent negative thoughts. With therapist Jennifer, Cherie explored the origin of her symptoms, allowing her to break down these negative thoughts and practice effective problem solving and coping skills. Overtime, Cherie learned how to reach out for help and enthusiastically participates in a stress management group, where she provides helpful feedback to fellow participants, such as working through stressful events by using music, writing, and talking with her friends and family. Although she sometimes still struggles, Cherie has learned how to decrease anxiety while in class and follow through in her school work.
Consent for Medical and Mental Health Services
Needed for routine or sports physical exam and all health problems EXCEPT immediate mental health needs and anything related to teen reproductive health.
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