The Maryland School-Based Health Center Program provides comprehensive primary, acute and preventative health services and chronic condition management to students, families, and communities in clinics physically located on a school campus. There are currently 89 active school-based health centers across 16 jurisdictions in Maryland. School-based health centers play a critical role in increasing access to health services for students in Maryland schools, especially in underserved communities. School-based health centers are known to improve both the health and educational outcomes of students. Their strength lies in their ability to innovate and integrate into the local school and broader healthcare system.
Interested in opening a new school-based health center?
The process for starting a new school-based health center can look different depending on a number of factors, including the type of organization applying, the extent of collaboration with local stakeholders, and building structure of the desired site. Whether you're just getting started, or ready to apply to join the Maryland School-Based Health Center Program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and tailored support.