Wilmington Health Access for Teens

Improving health today, promoting healthy choices for tomorrow. Wilmington Health Access for Teens, Inc. (WHAT) is a non-profit, health care organization in Wilmington, North Carolina that provides integrated primary medical care, mental health and nutrition services to adolescents and young adults ages 11-24.

Operating as usual

07/20/2021

Clay Gruber, LCSWA is a school-based therapist through our Wilmington Health Access for Teens Program. During the day he works with students to address mental health symptoms to help them make choices that promote wellness and grow in ways that are important to them. In his free time, he uses his artistic skills to create stain glass works of art like the one pictured here. This piece now hangs in our WHAT Oleander location and welcomes all as they pass through our front door. Thanks Clay!

Clay Gruber, LCSWA is a school-based therapist through our Wilmington Health Access for Teens Program. During the day he works with students to address mental health symptoms to help them make choices that promote wellness and grow in ways that are important to them. In his free time, he uses his artistic skills to create stain glass works of art like the one pictured here. This piece now hangs in our WHAT Oleander location and welcomes all as they pass through our front door. Thanks Clay!

COVID-19 Likely Worse for Va**rs, Smokers 03/26/2020

COVID-19 Likely Worse for Va**rs, Smokers

COVID-19 Likely Worse for Va**rs, Smokers. There's never been a better time to quit!

https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200325/covid-19-likely-worse-for-vapers-smokers#2

COVID-19 Likely Worse for Va**rs, Smokers Va**ng introduces toxic chemicals that harm lung cells and change their metabolism, Galiatsatos said, and it also curbs the body's immune system.

[03/25/20]   We hope all of you are practicing social distancing! For more information on how to keep yourself safe and what to do if you need help or have questions, please visit Coastal Horizons' COVID-19 page at https://www.coastalhorizons.org/covid-19.php

01/15/2020

Happy Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday!

03/17/2019

Bargain Box of Wilmington donated this beautiful Kate Spade "Be Mine New York" purse, an updated version of the popular Hallie Tote. The Bargain Box has a long association with Coastal Horizons' HARRT and R**e Crisis programs. Each year they give Bargain Bucks vouchers for distribution to our clients. Thank you Bargain Box for you donation and partnership! You can bid on this bag at Power of the Purse on Tuesday. Get your tickets at www.coastahorizons.org.

Bargain Box of Wilmington donated this beautiful Kate Spade "Be Mine New York" purse, an updated version of the popular Hallie Tote. The Bargain Box has a long association with Coastal Horizons' HARRT and R**e Crisis programs. Each year they give Bargain Bucks vouchers for distribution to our clients. Thank you Bargain Box for you donation and partnership! You can bid on this bag at Power of the Purse on Tuesday. Get your tickets at www.coastahorizons.org.

Tips for coping with holiday stress 12/12/2018

Tips for coping with holiday stress

Stress, Depression and the Holidays

Stress and depression can ruin your holidays and hurt both your physical and mental health. The holiday season brings many demands – shopping, cooking, cleaning and family. But with some practical tips, you can minimize the stress that comes with holiday planning.

Click on the link below for some helpful tips for a happy and healthy holiday.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/stress/art-20047544

Tips for coping with holiday stress Stress and depression can ruin your holidays. Here's how to keep the joy alive.

12/03/2018

It's not too late to get your flu vaccine! $0 copay with most insurances. Call us at 910-790-9949 for more info!

It's not too late to get your flu vaccine! $0 copay with most insurances. Call us at 910-790-9949 for more info!

11/01/2018

Don't "fall" for the FLU. Get your vaccine today! $0 copay with most insurances! Call WHAT today for more information!

Don't "fall" for the FLU. Get your vaccine today! $0 copay with most insurances! Call WHAT today for more information!

10/31/2018

We hope everyone has a FUN and SAFE Halloween! Here are a few helpful tips for trick-or-treaters!

We hope everyone has a FUN and SAFE Halloween! Here are a few helpful tips for trick-or-treaters!

09/05/2018

In honor of #Su***dePreventionMonth, we're sharing a list of su***de warning signs. If you or someone you know exhibits any of these signs, seek help as soon as possible.
-National Su***de Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
-Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741-741

09/05/2018

National Su***de Prevention Lifeline '1-800-273-TALK (8255)'

In honor of #Su***dePreventionMonth, we're sharing 5 ways to help someone in suicidal crisis. If you think someone might be considering #su***de, take the first step and #BeThe1To ask. Don't be afraid to ASK them directly, "Are you thinking about killing yourself?"

08/29/2018

Welcome back to school New Hanover County! We're looking forward to another year of healthy learning! WHAT offers high school-based primary medical care, mental health care, and preventative care services.

Contact your high school's wellness center to learn more!
- Ashley Wellness Center (910) 452-6320
- Hoggard Wellness Center (910) 202-4600
- Laney Wellness Center (910) 452-9503
- New Hanover Wellness Center (910) 763-4988

07/18/2018

Happy Hump Day! Have fun this summer and exercise! Physical activity is crucial for reducing stress and your risk of heart disease, hypertension, and other chronic diseases. Contact WHAT today to learn more today -- (910)790-9949!

makeitok.org 07/16/2018

Make It OK

Being open and honest about mental health is often the first step towards emotional wellness. If we know more, we can do more! Start the conversation with one of our amazing therapists today at (910) 790-9949. #mentalhealth #breakthestigma

makeitok.org Make It OK was developed in collaboration with HealthPartners, Regions Hospital, the Minnesota chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and other community partners to encourage Minnesotans to talk more openly about mental illnesses.

07/12/2018

GOAL!! Now is the time to schedule your annual well-check and physical if you are playing a sport this upcoming school year! Call (910) 790-9949 to make your appointment today!

06/29/2018

Cyberbullying can be extra hurtful: it's public, it spreads quickly, and it's 24/7. Scroll away from cyberbullying! Visit stopbullying.gov to learn more. #unity #worldwithoutbullying

It stops with you! Scroll away from cyberbullying. Don’t “like,” share, or comment on negative information that has been posted about someone else. #stopbullying

myblue.bluecrossma.com 06/27/2018

Screening Guidelines for Adults | MyBlue

Preventive care is one of the most important steps you can take to manage your health! When a condition is diagnosed early, it is usually easier to treat. Regular checkups can help you and your doctor identify lifestyle changes you can make to avoid certain conditions. Don't delay - make your appointment with WHAT today at 910-790-9949! #stayhealthy

myblue.bluecrossma.com Preventive Screening and Guidelines for Healthy Adults You maintain your car, your computer, and even your household appliances. But are you taking enough care of yourself? We strongly encourage all our members to be an active partner with their physician(s), which means taking the time to understan...

06/25/2018

Sign up for Camp Thrive Brunswick County in July!

Brunswick County Camp Thrive. Learn to practice self-care, mindfulness, and healthy relationships along with fun outdoor and indoor activities all week! FREE. Lunch and snacks provided. Contact us at RCC for registration asap!

06/21/2018

Did you know that today is the first day of summer! The average American eats 15 pounds of watermelon a year and these juicy favorites are 92% water!! Summer Time is a good time to stay healthy! Call us today 910-790-9949!

06/19/2018

Today Show

Bullying affects all ages. WHAT provides a safe place to talk and experienced therapists to listen. Make your appointment today at 910-790-9949! #stompoutbullying

"There should be no space in this world for bullying … I'm not going to tolerate it and neither should any of you.”

06/15/2018

Only 8 days until this year's Coastal Duck Derby and we still need volunteers and have alot of ducks that need to be adopted...visit our website today!! Adopt a Duck. Change a Life.

Throwing it back to our first duck race in 2015! We have learned a lot since then! Thank you to the amazing volunteers that have been there from day one! We have a lot of ducks that still need to be adopted...so what are you waiting for?! Adopt a Duck. Change a Life.
www.coastalduckderby.org

familydoctor.org 06/13/2018

Hydration for Athletes - familydoctor.org

Playing on a summer sport team or preparing for fall sports? Make sure you know the signs and how to prevent dehydration and heat- related illness. Don’t forget to make an appointment for your physical today at 910-790-9949!

familydoctor.org Good hydration is a part of good health. For athletes and exercisers, this means getting the right amount of water before, during, and after working out.

06/11/2018

Visit WHAT this summer! Our office hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM and Friday 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM. Call to make an appointment today at (910) 790-9949!

nhcs.net 06/08/2018

NHCS - Child Nutrition

Summer is a critical time for academic, physical, and nutritional well-being. New Hanover County Schools Summer Food Service Program provides free meals which can become an important source of nutritious food for children and youth during this time. This program will be held at several locations June 25th-August 10th for age 18 & younger (at no cost). Call (910) 254-4212 or visit their website at www.nhcs.net/nutrition for more information! #nhcs #healthykids

nhcs.net

06/06/2018

June is Safe Driving Month - take the Safe Driving Pledge today!

June is Safe Driving Month. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. Six teens ages 16 to 19 die every day from motor vehicle injuries. HOWEVER - motor vehicle crashes are preventable. Parents and teens can download a driving agreement that outlines motor vehicle safety and helps to keep everyone safe on the road. http://bit.ly/2KSHqq7

06/04/2018

Waddle over and adopt your duck today!

The Coastal Duck Derby is right around the corner. Adopt your ducks today for the chance to win some quacktastic prizes!!! Can’t wait to see everyone at Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park on June 23rd🚦🏁🐥

Adopt A Duck. Change A Life.

#ILMDuckDerby #OHYS #RCC

06/04/2018

Waddle over and adopt your duck today!

The Coastal Duck Derby is right around the corner. Adopt your ducks today for the chance to win some quacktastic prizes!!! Can’t wait to see everyone at Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park on June 23rd🚦🏁🐥

Adopt A Duck. Change A Life.

#ILMDuckDerby #OHYS #RCC

05/25/2018

Help A Young Adult Soar PSA

Every adolescent deserves love, laughter, and happiness! Mental health is a crucial component for overall health and wellness no matter what age. Start the conversation with your provider at WHAT or any of our school-based health centers today at (910) 749-9949. #ChildrensMentalHealthAwareness

This video highlights how involved allies can provide essential support to young adults with mental health challenges. Find out how you can help a child with...

05/23/2018

WHAT offers amazing services for all sexes and genders, but today we are giving a special shoutout to all the lovely ladies out there striving and thriving for optimal health and wellness! Make an appointment and talk to your provider about all your women's health needs so you can remain on top and in control of your own wellbeing at (910) 749-9949. #WomensHealth

05/18/2018

May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month! Take precautions to protect your skin from the sun -- apply a broad-spectrum, water-resistant, SPF 30+ sunscreen & seek shade and wear protective clothing. Reapply every two hours, or after swimming or sweating and try to avoid going in the sun between 10 am & 2 pm. Make your appointment for a skin check at WHAT today! #Besunsmart

Despite its prevalence, there are so many misconceptions about skin cancer. Some people think it's a disease that only affects seniors. Others believe it's just a minor inconvenience that can be easily treated by cutting it out. Both myths couldn't be further from the truth. As we kick off Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we want to hear more about your skin cancer journey. By sharing your experience you not only help to debunk some of the common myths, but you show that this disease can affect anyone at any time. Please share your story with us in the comments below. #MySkinCancerJourney

more.com 05/16/2018

22 Yoga Poses to Tone Your Whole Body

If you are a teacher or a student the end of the school year can be stressful - take a few minutes and try Yoga! Mind, body and spirit, it can benefit anyone, boost confidence and help with pre-exam nervousness. This is an amazing opportunity to prove the hard work you’ve done during the school year - stress less with Yoga! Namaste!

more.com Try these easy yoga exercises, perfect for beginners. Do them in order for an amazing total body workout.

05/11/2018

Have a happy day and be who YOU are! #supporteachother #bekind

We must engage, encourage, and empower young people to be who they are! Don't hangout with people who make you feel more alone. Express yourself. #selflove #equalityforall #clotheshavenogender #bekind #supporteachother #mentalhealth

05/09/2018

A heartfelt THANK YOU goes out to these amazing volunteers from Work on Wilmington,including the Notre Dame Club of Wilmington NC, and project leader Ruth Smith! We are so grateful for their time and for their support of healthy teens in our community and the greater goal to make Wilmington a better place to live. #volunteersrock

05/07/2018

In honor of #NursesWeek we would like to thank all of our Nurses for their dedication and for setting the standard for quality and caring! Need a physical for college or fall sports, make your appointment today at (910) 790-9949 or stop by the Wellness Center on campus at Ashley, Hoggard, Laney, or New Hanover High School!

05/04/2018

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week! Join us in thanking educators in our local schools and across the nation who work hard every day to make a difference in so many lives. #ThankATeacher

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WHAT offers integrated primary medical care, mental health, nutrition and prevention services.

These services are offered at WHAT's main facility at 4005 Oleander Drive, and the following three school-based health centers
• Ashley High School Wellness Center
• New Hanover High School Wellness Center
• Laney High School Wellness Center

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4005 Oleander Dr
Wilmington, NC
28403

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 6:30pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
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