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Mental Health

Supervisor of School Counselors
Cristina Hyde

541-524-2310, ext. 7108

K-12 Guidance and Counseling Program



School Counseling Services

Our department is committed to ensuring all students have access to the resources that promote their success and are celebrated for their authentic contributions to our school community.

School counselors are vital members of the education team found in each Baker School District 5J building. School counselors assist all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development, and career development.  School counselors provide short-term individual counseling, group counseling, and guidance curriculum lessons. They also serve as a student advocate on a variety of teams and committees.  School counselors help connect students and their families to a variety of community resources.  Each school counselor holds a counseling license through TSPC. The minimum education requirement for this license is a master’s degree in school counseling.

Contact your student’s school counselor by calling your student’s school.  School phone numbers are located on the school webpage, staff page, or school directory.

School-Based Health Center

Baker County Health Department currently provides health care services at the School-Based Health Center (SBHC) located inside Baker High School. The SBHC is available to provide health care related services to all school-aged students in Baker County (K-12).

The SBHC is open each day school is in session – Monday through Thursday – and staff includes a Physician Assistant (PA), a Registered Nurse (RN), and a Qualified Mental Health Professional. 

Baker County Health Department
8am-12pm; 1pm-5pm

School-Based Health Center

New Directions Northwest

New Directions Northwest offers mental health, addiction, prevention, crisis intervention, and intellectual and developmental disabilities services in Baker County. Tele-health services are available.

24-hour Crisis Hotline: (541) 519-7126

Baker County Substance Abuse 24-hour Warm Line: (541) 406-4444

Office: (541) 523-7400

Employee Assistance Program

Additional Resources

Cook Center for Human Connection – “By strengthening human connection and providing avenues to mental health support for those most in need, the Cook Center for Human Connection is working to eliminate 100% of suicide.” – “ is a free resource that helps parents find answers to help their child(ren).”