Dorchester County Health Department

3 Cedar Street | Cambridge, MD 21613 | 410-228-3223; Fax 410-228-9319 | Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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DORCHESTER COUNTY SCHOOL BASED WELLNESS CENTERS

The Dorchester County Wellness Center Program is dedicated to promoting accessible, quality school-based primary health care for children and youth. School-based health care is built upon mutual respect and collaboration between school personnel and the health providers to promote the health and educational success of school-aged children.


Goals of the Program

To promote overall positive health behaviors and to encourage primary prevention and wellness.

To provide social and mental health counseling; as well as prevention services

To improve the access to preventative and primary care

To increase health knowledge and to enhance positive decision- making skills

To support educational goals

To provide health care in conjunction with primary care physicians

 

Services Provided

Ø      Physical Examinations

Ø      Health Assessments

Ø      Mental Health assessments and consultation to families regarding mental health issues

Ø      Ongoing mental health treatment including individual, group, and family therapy

Ø      Illness, injury evaluation and treatment

Ø      Referrals for specialty care

Ø      Health education

 

Health and Learning go

Hand in Hand

 

How Do We Care for Your Child?

We involve you

We keep all records confidential according to state law

We notify primary care physicians of any treatment and recommended follow-up

We prescribe and/or dispense medications and monitor the student’s response to the medications

We make referrals and coordinate outside services

Staff Includes:

Certified Nurse Practitioners

Licensed Social Workers

Physician Consultants

Office Secretaries

Helping our students to succeed in school

Enrollment

All students and staff are eligible to receive these services and may enroll as follows:

1. A student registration/history form must be completed.

2. Parents/Guardians must sign the consent to treat form.

3. Families are not billed for the services, but we are required to bill medical insurance.

For More Information, contact your child’s school wellness center

Wellness Center Locations

    Mace’s Lane Middle School: 410-228-0973

      North Dorchester Middle School: 410-943-3275

      North Dorchester High School: 410-943-3316

      Cambridge South Dorchester High School: 410-228-3825

 

      Elementary Mental Health Services

      Sue Radcliffe, LCSW-C

      Hurlock Elementary410-943-3653

      Maple Elementary (group work only)

      Mindy Black-Kelly, LCSW-C

      Sandy Hill Elementary (Tues & Thurs) 410-228-4368

      Choptank Elementary (Wed-group work only)

  

        SPONSORED BY:

        DORCHESTER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

        DORCHESTER COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

        IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:      

       UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF NURSING

 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Beth Spencer, LCSW-C

410-901-8177




3 Cedar Street | Cambridge, MD 21613 | 410-228-3223; Fax 410 228-9319 | Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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