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Program Description

  School Health Services

This program provides health services to students in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). These services include: first aid and emergency care; health appraisal; medication and treatment administration; health counseling, consultation, and education; referral for medical, psychological, and behavioral problems; case management for students with acute and chronic health conditions, and pregnant and parenting teens; and hearing, vision, and lead certification screenings. Immunizations and tuberculosis screenings are administered at School Health Services Immunization Centers, primarily to international students enrolling in MCPS. Primary health care, provided by nurse practitioners and physicians, is provided to students enrolled at one of the County's School Based Health and Wellness Centers (SBHWC) or High School Wellness Centers. Head Start/Pre-K provides federally mandated health services to eligible three and four-year old children and is a collaborative effort of HHS, Office of Community Affairs, School Health Services, and MCPS.

Program Contacts

Contact Dr. James Bridgers of the HHS - Public Health Services at 240.777.4253 or Deborah Lambert of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2794 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Immunizations administered to students at SHS Immunization Center and SBHWCs 1N/A3,58619,00019,00019,000
Percent of students that return to class and are ready to learn after a health room visit91%84%91%91%91%
1  MCPS school closures disrupted the measurement of school-based health services metrics. Measurement will resume in FY22.

Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved32829222303.45
Enhance: Conversion of Ten-Month School Health Staff to Support Summer Programs83025310.92
Enhance: Add Six Nurses to Address Staffing Shortage and to Meet Staffing Policy6465476.00
Enhance: Funding for School Health Staff at New Gaithersburg Elementary School1753471.88
Enhance: Adding Two Positions to Support Training of School Health Staff1709591.50
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.14640417.74
FY23 Approved36116369331.49