"Wellness Center Elementary Brochure"
EXAMPLES OF SERVICES A NEW SERVICE FOR PROVIDED . . . STUDENTS . . . REGISTRATION . . . • Physical examinations/sports The School-Based Wellness Center physicals All students are eligible to receive Program at your child’s school provides • Developmental/health assessments services at the Wellness Center in the expanded school health services, • Evaluation and treatment of acute school and may register as follows: including preventive health care illness and injury services, as well as the care and • Referral for specialty care 1. A student registration/history form treatment of acute and chronic illnesses. • Management of chronic illness must be completed. The Baltimore County Department of • Mental health and substance abuse 2. Parents or guardians and students Health and Baltimore County Public counseling must sign the consent form and Schools work together to support and authorize billing of Medical staff the School-Based Wellness Center. Assistance or private insurance, if All students are eligible to enroll in the THE WELLNESS CENTER available. Center with parental consent. Contact STAFF TYPICALLY INCLUDES . . your school nurse for more information. . The Wellness Center will work with the • A Full Time School Nurse family, health plan, and doctor to assure continuity of care. • A Certified Pediatric Nurse GOALS OF THE PROGRAM . . . Practitioner or Physician No child is denied health care at the Wellness Center if unable to pay. • To improve access to preventive and • A Social Worker and a Health primary care in schools with particular Assistant CONFIDENTIALITY . . . emphasis on reaching medically under- served children and adolescents. In compliance with State law, all services • To promote positive health behaviors provided at the Wellness Center are and to encourage primary prevention confidential. Health records maintained and wellness. at the Wellness Center belong to the • To increase health knowledge and to Baltimore County Department of Health enhance positive decision making skills. and conform to the Department of Health • To provide social, mental health, and regulations protecting medical records. substance abuse prevention services. • To support educational goals. Health and learning go hand in hand. FOR MORE INFORMATION . . . School-Based Wellness Centers School-Based Wellness Centers provide services which help our students succeed in school. INFORMATION . . . FOR PARENTS OF Notice of Nondiscrimination ELEMENTARY SCHOOL The Baltimore County Public Schools do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, handicap, color, STUDENTS or national origin and do comply with Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, and Section 504 of the civil rights regulations, in all educational programs. For further information, contact the Office of Staff Relations, 6901 Charles Street, Towson, MD 21204, 410-887-2095. Baltimore County Public Schools Baltimore County Department of Health Rev. 07/05