School-Based Health and Wellness Centers Provide Mental Health Services During Summer Months

July 19, 2022

Dear MCPS Families,

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) operates 14 MCPS school-based health and wellness centers located in schools across the county. They provide a comprehensive range of services, including preventive medical health care, sick care, mental health, social services and other services that promote positive youth development in a familiar and family-friendly environment. Some services are available year-round and others during the school year.

Student Mental Health Services (Services available year-round)

  • Positive youth development
  • After-school programs
  • Mental health services
  • Case management services
  • Diagnostic evaluations for students
  • Child/family therapy
  • Prevention/skill development/counseling groups for students

Student Physical Health Services (Services available during the school year)

  • Sports physical exams - MCPS Athletics forms (contact your high school wellness center for availability in August)
  • Vision and hearing assessments
  • Diagnosis and treatment of minor/acute/chronic health problems
  • STI prevention, testing and counseling
  • Pregnancy prevention counseling
  • Laboratory testing
  • Vaccinations for Children (VFC)- eligible students
  • COVID-19 rapid/PCR testing and vaccinations for all students
  • Medications
  • Access to dental care (dental varnish and referrals for dental services provided)
  • Health education and counseling through individual interventions, classes, health fairs or trained health promoters
  • Family needs assessments

All locations are open 9 a.m. through 6 p.m., some with extended hours (contact the school-based health or wellness center where your child is enrolled for hours)

Important Note:

Parents must provide written consent for their children to receive services. All locations can assist with the enrollment process. Only students attending the school, uninsured siblings and students with Care for Kids assigned to the school-based health or wellness center are eligible to receive services at that site.

School-Based Health Centers

Location Phone and Address
Gaithersburg Elementary School 301-926-1628
35 North Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Harmony Hills Elementary School 240-740-0780
13407 Lydia Street, Silver Spring, MD 20906
Highland Elementary School 240-740-1758
3100 Medway Street, Silver Spring, MD 20902
JoAnn Leleck Elementary at Broad Acres 240-740-1902
710 Beacon Road, Silver Spring 20903
New Hampshire Estates Elementary School 240-740-1570
8720 Carroll Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20903
Rolling Terrace Elementary School 240-740-1950
705 Bayfield St., Takoma Park, MD 20912
Summit Hall Elementary School 301-284-4162
101 West Deer Park Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Viers Mill Elementary School 240-740-1000
11711 Joseph Mill Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906
Weller Road Elementary School 301-287-8677
3301 Weller Road, Silver Spring MD 20906

School-Based Wellness Centers

Location Phone and Address
Northwood High School 240-740-6988
919 University Blvd. W., Silver Spring, MD 20901
Gaithersburg High School 301-284-4500
101 Education Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Watkins Mill High School 301-284-4420
10301 Apple Ridge Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Wheaton High School 301-321-3310
2401 Dalewood Dr., Silver Spring, MD 20906
Seneca Valley High School 240-740-6400
19401 Crystal Rock Dr., Germantown, MD 20874

Important Forms: related to student health are available here in multiple languages.

Additional Services Offered

The school district also has an established, long-standing response protocol to support MCPS students and families in crisis. District leaders, when notified, will immediately connect mental health providers to any MCPS student in need of services. These supports come from partnerships with DHHS, the county Crisis Center and other county mental health clinicians through established agreements.

For more information on physical health services during the summer, call Brenda Russo at 240-777-4492 for elementary school-based health centers or Sharon Crowe at 240-777-4803 for high school wellness centers.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

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Montgomery County Public Schools