The Chula Vista Elementary School District in California will use a preventative healthcare platform to provide accessible mental health services for its staff.

The school district is partnering with Campus Clinic to bring accessible mental health services to its more than 3,000 staff members. In a press release, the school district said that after it faced heightened staff turnover, it realized a growing need for better staff care, specifically mental health support services.

“We want to ensure our staff members always have access to the mental health support they need,” said Jason Romero, Chula Vista ESD Assistant Superintendent. “We are excited to see how Campus Clinic will connect our teachers, classified staff, administrators, and other staff members with easy-to-access services, including wellness assessments and therapy.”

As part of the partnership, Campus Clinic is offering two counseling sessions with a provider – at no cost to the patient – to participating schools. The school district said this will help staff members understand and act on their indicators of anxiety or depression, then seek help finding a long-term wellness plan.

In addition to serving staff members, Campus Clinic will also help students identify and treat anxiety and depression.

“On-campus healthcare should be accessible and convenient to everyone, including all of the adults who are critical to the school community” said Thomas Shaffer, Campus Clinic President. “We simply cannot overlook the growing need for staff mental health resources. Our goal is to make therapy and other services more accessible than ever before, especially for teachers.”

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