Your health is your foundation for success

Know how to help yourself and let others help you stay healthy!


Call or drop-in for an appointment or referral:
M-F 8:30am – 4:30pm (except 4th period)
(510) 644-6965
Location: H105

Self-advocacy for balance

Feeling stressed or overwhelmed?  Communicating about this with your parents, teachers or counselor is a great way to help yourself.  We want you to be academically successful, but in balance with your other parts of life.  Talk to us and we’ll often be able to provide supports or problem solve with you.  You’re not alone, but sometimes you need to let others know when you could use a hand.

The Health Center

We encourage you to take advantage of the services at the Health Center.  They have a range of FREE medical, health education and counseling or therapy services offered by a caring staff of professionals who accept and know how to help people of ANY identity.

The Three Pillars of Health

Feeling good and being productive is rooted in three basics we can call the three pillars of health – getting enough sleep, regular exercise, and eating mostly nutrient rich foods.  As a teenager, you should aim for 8 hours of sleep on average per night (tip: get away from phones, computers, TVs after 9pm), 3-4 days a week of at least 30 minutes of exercise, lots of fruits and vegetables and minimal processed foods!  

Feeling Really Crummy?

Talk to your counselor or visit the Health Center immediately.  You are not alone and loving help is right on campus for you.  

If you’re feeling suicidal or know a friend that is call the Lifeline at anytime – 800.273.8255 – or check out this website that has some uplifting resources.  Bad feelings WILL pass so get help to make them pass sooner.



§Crisis Text Line:  Text “Home” to 741741

§Trevor Project: Text “Trevor”to 1-202-304-1200 (W-F 3pm-9pm, LGBTQ+)

§TeenLineOnline: Text “Teen” to 839863

§Text: “teen2teen” to839863§Text: “safe” to 20121 (4pm-11pm, local)



§Teen Line:  310-855-4673

§Youth Line:  1-877-968-8491

Adult counselors

§Crisis Support Services:  1-800-273-8255

§California Youth Crisis Line:  1-800-843-5200

§Drug and Alcohol Hotline:  1-888-265-6273

§Trevor Project (LGBTQ+): 1-866-488-7386

The BIHS Student Leadership

Health Support Team