School Based Wellness Centers

School-based clinics are located in 11 elementary, middle and high schools 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.

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Howard County School Locations
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School-Based Wellness Center Locations

  • Bollman Bridge Elementary School*
  • Cradlerock Elementary School
  • Deep Run Elementary School
  • Ducketts Lane Elementary School
  • Hanover Hills Elementary School
  • Phelps Luck Elementary School
  • Running Brook Elementary School
  • Talbot Springs Elementary School
  • Lake Elkhorn Middle School
  • Patuxent Valley Middle School*
  • Wilde Lake High School*

*Telemedicine services not available

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School-Based Wellness Centers - In-person Visit

  • 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.

School-Based Wellness Centers - Telemedicine Visit

  • Sick care for problems involving the lungs, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, throat and exposed skin. 
  • Sprains and strains.

Telemedicine visits are not billed unless a student sees their own medical provider via telemedicine. Klebanow & Associates and Columbia Medical Practice use the Program’s virtual platform to see their own patients and bill these visits the same as office visits. If your child has a different medical provider, your child will see a Columbia Medical Practice provider but you will NOT be charged any co-pays or fees. If your child has health insurance and the insurer only pays part of the bill, you will NOT be responsible for any unpaid balance.

Parents are always welcome to join the visits from their phones, computers, or in person at the health suite.

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Eligibility & Cost
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Eligibility

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

Cost

  • The School-Based Wellness Centers offer health services for all students regardless of health insurance or family income.
  • Program physicians and nurse practitioners provide health services only during the school day and do not replace students’ regular health providers.
  • School-Based Wellness Centers will bill Medical Assistance only for in-person visits. There are NO copays or bills for uncovered charges.
  • Telemedicine visits are not billed unless a student sees their own medical provider via telemedicine. Klebanow & Associates and Columbia Medical Practice use the Program’s virtual platform to see their own patients and bill these visits the same as office visits. If your child has a different medical provider, your child will see a Columbia Medical Practice provider but you will NOT be charged any co-pays or fees. If your child has health insurance and the insurer only pays part of the bill, you will NOT be responsible for any unpaid balance.
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Enrollment Forms
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Forms can be submitted to your school nurse or to the Health Department via fax (410-313-6108) or email at [email protected]

Enrollment Packet

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School Based Wellness Center Expansion of Services Press Event
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