School-Based Health & Wellness

Strong Partnerships

Rowland Unified School District has established strong partnerships with various community agencies to ensure that poor health is not a barrier to student achievement. 


Health care (medical, dental, vision, and mental health) should be accessible and available where kids are.

Schools in the Rowland Unified School District have services needed to ensure that poor health is not a barrier to learning. 

Medical, Dental & Vision Services

East Valley Community Health Center


The EVCHC Clinic at Villacorta Elementary School is a low to no-cost clinic that serves all ages. The clinic provides the following services:    

  • Free immunizations available on a walk-in basis  
  • Full scope medical care 
  • Insurance enrollment services
  • Staffed by physicians, nurses, medical assistants, and others

Located on the Villacorta Elementary School campus: 17840 E. Villa Corta St., La Puente 91744. Call for appointments or questions (626) 533-7613. 

Access the EVCHC website here.

Dental and Vision Care Clinic


School-Based Vision and Dental Care

Dental Services: 

  • Dental cleanings
  • Dental x-rays
  • Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Other procedures

Vision care:

  • Eye exams
  • Glaucoma & diabetes testing

Located at 17800 E. Renault St La Puente, CA 91744. 

Meet Dr. Schwartz & Dr. Jo


Dr. Schwartz is the optometrist and Dr. Jo is the dentist for the Dental and Vision Care Clinic located adjacent to the FRC. RUSD families benefit from his strong commitment to community health.



Research shows a positive impact on:

  • Reduced absences and tardies
  • Increased promotion to the next grade
  • Decreased dropout rates
  • Reduced discipline including suspensions and expulsions

Counseling Services


Referrals to outside agencies

Schools or parents can request counseling services for RUSD students. Agencies include: 

RUSD Counseling Services

The GEAR Up (Growth Education And Resilience) program provides school-based individual and group counseling services at various schools throughout RUSD. For more information, please find the GEAR Up brochure under resources. 

Substance Abuse

Group and individual substance abuse counseling is available at Santana High School, Nogales High School, Rowland High School, and the Alternative Learning Program.  Substance abuse prevention services are available at Giano and Alvarado Intermediate Schools. These services are provided through a partnership with Pacific Clinics. Please find the list of topics included below in the resources section. 

Suicide Prevention

Click here for more information on suicide prevention.