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Principals Message

Dear West High Parents & Guardians,

I am delighted to share some exciting news that will significantly benefit our students and the entire school community. The Salt Lake Education Foundation and Salt Lake City School District have partnered with University of Utah Health to open a school-based health clinic at West High School. The clinic is scheduled to offer West High School students services by late February/early March. We are excited to welcome students and parents to walk through the clinic during parent-teacher conferences on February 22nd. Clinic staff will be onsite during that time to answer any questions about the clinic.

Getting this clinic off the ground has been a collaborative effort between our school administration, healthcare providers, and community partners. We are dedicated to providing our students with high-quality medical care and mental health resources.

Consistent with clinical care across the state, minors will require a signed authorization form on file from their parent or guardian to access care at the West High School Clinic. The authorization form is attached if you want to sign a paper form and drop it off at one of the designated secure returned mailboxes located in West High School’s counselor’s office. You may also access an electronic version of the authorization form and sign it electronically by visiting our website at or scanning the QR code at the bottom of this letter. As we get closer to the clinic opening, we will share additional details on how to schedule appointments and access services. Our goal is to make the process as simple as possible.

The clinic will be staffed with licensed and experienced University of Utah medical professionals capable of handling a wide range of medical and mental health issues. This clinic is a full-spectrum Pediatric clinic, similar to our Sugar House, South Main, and University Pediatric Clinic sites, with the addition of integrated mental and behavioral health services. The clinic will serve as a resource for promoting preventive healthcare practices and overall wellness within our school community.

By having a school-based clinic, we intend to reduce absenteeism due to minor illnesses and injuries, foster a healthier learning environment, and enhance the overall well-being of our school. It aligns with our commitment to providing a safe and nurturing environment for our students’ academic and personal growth.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at the school with any questions. Please also feel free to reach out to the West High School Clinic staff at if you have clinic-specific questions.

We look forward to the positive impact that this school-based clinic will bring to our school community. Thank you for your continued support in making our school a thriving and caring environment for our students.

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Dr. Jared G. Wright