11116 Medical Campus Road Hagerstown, MD 21742 Office 301.790.8000 - TDD 1.800.735.2258
Meritus Health

School Health

School Health Program

At Meritus Health, we believe that all children are entitled to quality healthcare services and that good health helps support academic achievement. The Meritus Health School Health program serves the 22,000 students of Washington County Public School system in 27 elementary schools, eight middle schools and eight high schools. On average, our healthcare providers see 500 to 700 students each month in school health rooms.

Our services

Whether it's emergency care, management of acute and chronic health conditions, preventive services, education or referrals, our school health program is designed to promote the health of students, identify and prevent health problems and injuries, and ensure appropriate care for students.

We treat the following acute and chronic health condition, as well as other health disorders:

  • Minor first aid care
  • Health screenings (vision and hearing)
  • Referrals for health conditions
  • Administration of prescribed medications
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Asthma attacks
  • Allergic reactions (EpiPens)
  • Seizures

School-Based Health Centers

As part of Meritus Health's School Health Program, students at both Western Heights Middle School and South Hagerstown High School can visit the doctor in school-based health centers now open on their campuses. A provider will be available at both sites five days a week.

Staff at our health centers will offer students evaluation and treatment for illnesses and injuries; health education; and provide referrals for mental health, counseling and dental services.

Students do not need to have insurance to access the services at the school-based health centers. Parents of students at the two schools will complete consent forms in order to enroll their children in the school health program and allow them to use the services offered at the health centers.

The school-based health centers are being funded by a State Department of Education grant secured through the Washington County Office of Community Grant Management in partnership with Meritus Health, Washington County Public Schools and Washington County Government.

11116 Medical Campus Road
Hagerstown, MD 21742
301-790-8000
TDD: 1-800-735-2258

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