School Based Wellness Centers

School-based clinics are located in elementary, middle and one high school in the Howard Count Public School System. 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

  • Cradlerock Elementary School
  • Deep Run Elementary School
  • Ducketts Lane Elementary School
  • Hanover Hills Elementary School
  • Lake Elkhorn Middle School
  • Phelps Luck Elementary School
  • Running Brook Elementary School
  • Talbot Springs 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, throat and exposed skin. 
  • Sprains and strains.

Columbia Medical Practice and Klebanow and Associates pediatric providers can arrange to see their own patients 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.

Eligibility

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

Cost

  • For the three traditional wellness centers, only Medical Assistance is billed. There are no deductibles or copayments. 
  • For the eight 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 forms: 

Forms can be submitted to your school nurse or to the Health Department via fax (410-313-6108) or email at jdonald@howardcountymd.gov

Traditional School-Based Wellness Centers

Elementary/Middle School Forms

High School Forms

Telemedicine Enrollment