School Based Health Centers

School-based clinics are located in Howard Count Public School System elementary and middle schools. They are made possible through a partnership between the Howard County Health Department and Howard County Public School System. The goal of the program is to keep kids in school, healthy and ready to learn.

Traditional School-Based Wellness Centers

  • Bollman Bridge Elementary School
  • Patuxent Valley Middle School
  • Wilde Lake High School

Telemedicine School-Based Wellness Centers

  • Deep Run Elementary School
  • Ducketts Lane Elementary School
  • Stevens Forest Elementary School
  • Running Brook Elementary School
  • Talbot Springs Elementary School
  • Phelps Luck Elementary School

Services Provided

Traditional School Based Wellness Centers

  • Sick care
  • Treatment of injuries
  • Health education, physicals and immunizations for children without a health care provider
  • Co-management of chronic health problems such as asthma and obesity with you and your child’s regular health provider.

Telemedicine School-Based Wellness Centers

  • Sick care for problems involving the lungs, eyes, ears, nose, mouth and exposed skin. 
  • Columbia Medical Practice and Klebanow and Associates pediatric providers can arrange to see your child via telemedicine for follow-up of acute illnesses and chronic health problems such as asthma, ADHD and weight management. Parents are always welcome to join the visits from their phones, computers, or in person at the health suite.

School Mental Health Program

The School Mental Health Program operates in the following schools:

  • Bollman Bridge Elementary School
  • Deep Run Elementary School
  • Patuxent Valley Middle School
  • Thomas Viaduct Middle School
  • Wilde Lake High School
Click here for information and services of the School Mental Health Program.

Eligibility

  • Children must be enrolled in the schools that have SBHCs to receive services.

Cost

  • For the three traditional wellness centers, only Medical Assistance, is billed. There are no deductibles or copayments. 
  • For the six telemedicine centers, if a child sees a Howard County General Hospital physician, there is no charge. (If a child receives telemedicine services from his or her pediatric provider at Columbia Medical Practice or Klebanow and Associates, those practices will bill families in the same manner as if it is an office visit.)

Enrollment 
The forms below are for new students or if you’ve had any change to your address, phone, or insurance.  You may also pick up forms from school nurse office or school’s website.

Enrollment forms: 

Consent packets:

Parent information flier: