Baler Wellness Center Information & Hours

The Baler Wellness Center provides a supportive environment on campus where students can access free and confidential social-emotional support. The center provides short-term (6-12 sessions) school-based counseling. Additionally, it provides a safe space for students to take wellness breaks, complete a wellness check-in and access community resources and programs. Please click the Wellness Check-In Button above to schedule an appointment.

Baler Wellness Center Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Open for walk in wellness breaks and check-ins on Mondays and Fridays.

Visit/Contact the Wellness Center:

Rooms 190-191
831-637-5831 ext. 1190

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Common Questions About the Baler Wellness Center

When can students visit the center?

Students are permitted to visit the center before school, during breaks, lunch, and after school. During class, with the teacher’s permission, students can request an appointment by scanning the QR code on the BWC poster. Posters are located in every classroom. Students can walk in for support on Mondays and Fridays when we are open for walk-in wellness breaks and check-ins.

How can I access support from the Baler Wellness Center?

Students can complete a Student Self Referral, they can be referred through their school counselor, a support manager, an administrator or migrant/EL case manager.

Parents can contact their student’s school counselor if they would like to discuss a Baler Wellness Referral.

Students can walk into the center on Mondays and Fridays to request and seek support.  Students can scan the QR code in their teacher’s classroom to make an appointment for support as well.

Why would a student visit the Baler Wellness Center?

Students visit the Wellness Center for a variety of reasons such as, but not limited to: group counseling, school-based counseling appointment with a provider, a wellness-check-in, crisis support, and to access outside community, wellness resources and to attend workshops.

Our Community Partners:

Care Solace

Our district is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and families. We are proud to announce our partnership with @CareSolace24_7 to support our ongoing commitment. If you or a family member are looking for help with mental health or substance use, Care Solace will quickly connect you to community providers matched to your needs. Call 888-515-0595 at any time or search on your own at

We also partner with our community based agencies – Community Solutions, San Benito County Behavioral Health and Youth Alliance to support our students, parents and families.

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Crisis Hotlines & Resources

If you know someone who is experiencing a crisis, please encourage them to seek help and call or text one of the following numbers listed below.

  • CALL 988: Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
  • CALL: Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • CALL: Youth Crisis Line (24/7): 1-800-843-5200
  • CALL: Crisis Support Services (24/7): 1-800-309-2131
  • CALL: National Domestic Violence Hotline/Child Abuse (24/7): 1-800-422-4453
  • CALL: National Teen Dating Abuse: 1-866-331-9474
  • CALL: Parental Stress (24/7): 510-893-5444
  • CALL: Narcotics Hotline: 925-685-4357
  • CALL: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 1-888-662-HELP (4357)
  • CALL: California HOPE Support with Coping skills: 833-317 HOPE (4673)
  • TEXT: “HOME” to 741741 (to text with crisis counselor)
  • TEXT: “Start” to 678678 (to LGBTQ Crisis Support)
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Meet the Baler Wellness Center Staff

I practice self care by riding my Peloton and unplugging.

Amit Bhandal, Social Worker, SBHS Wellness Center
Bhandal, Amit
Social Worker, Baler Wellness Center
School Support Services
Phone: 831-637-5831 Ext. 1191

I practice self care by spending time with my husband and dog Ella <3 and practicing mindfulness in the mornings!

Maggie Medina, Social Worker, Baler Wellness Center
Medina, Maggie
Social Worker, Baler Wellness Center
School Support Services
Phone: 831-637-5831 Ext. 1711

I practice self-care by spending time with family and going on walks.

I practice self care by staying committed to my yoga practice and reading a book for fun every week.

Emmanuel Nelson, Director of Student Support Services
Nelson, Emmanuel
Director of Student Support Services
Administration, Baler Wellness Center, School Support Services, Special Education
Phone: 831-637-5831 Ext. 1139

I practice self-care by going to the gym and keeping a journal.