Youth Health Center Has A Permanent Home In Burien
by Mark Neuman
Itâ€™s tough being a kid, as the saying goes.
Itâ€™s even tougher being a kid who isnâ€™t feeling well, maybe suffering from a sore throat or stomach flu or other issues.
And itâ€™s tougher still if the young personâ€™s family has limited â€“ or no â€“ health insurance.
Thatâ€™s where the Youth Health Center comes in. The Center serves adolescents, ages 13-19.
The priority there is medical care, and in many cases, even if a patientâ€™s family has limited financial means or is not insured.
Sometimes it helps to have someone to talk to privately when, emotionally, things donâ€™t feel right. The Center has two counselors â€“ one female, one male â€“ available for private sessions. Call the number below for their hours.
Through no fault of its own the Youth Health Center has been â€œbounced aroundâ€ town over the last year or so.
Well, it has a fine new home. The Center is located in the northwest portion of Highline Medical Centerâ€™s Main Campus, between Sylvester Road SW and 8th Avenue SW, just south of SW 160th Street.
Many families may qualify for programs funded by the state of Washington. The Health Centerâ€™s office manager, Bonnie Arroyo, will be happy to help patients research and apply for assistance programs.
The medical staff is led by Patricia Burke, PA-C.
The main transit Routes to the Center are #123 and #139.
The Center also has a clinic in Renton, with limited hours. The phone number there is 425-254-2710
Youth Health Center (Burien)
16110 8th Avenue SW Suite B-1
Burien, WAÂ 98166
Youth Health Center (Burien) Clinic Hours:
- Walk-Ins First Come, First Served Until Full
- Monday – ThursdayÂ Â 9:30am – 5:45pm
- FridayÂ 9:30am – 2:00pm
- Closed for Lunch 12:45pm – 1:30pm