Health Room


Health Room Staff:

Harriet Caplan, RN, SCHN

  School Community Health Nurse  

Patti Tyler, CNA, CMT

  School Health Room Aide  


Hours: 8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Phone: 240-740-1205

Fax: 301-774-7505


The Department of Health and Human Services, School Health Services (SHS), in partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) provides servces to assure the health, safety and well-being of students in the MCPS school system.


The Health Room Staff is available to provide care to the students during the school day.  Some of these services include assessing the health needs of the students, providing first aid and emergency care to sick or injured students, administering medications and treatments to students who have doctors’ orders-both daily and as needed (see further information on this below), providing crisis intervention, health counseling health education/promotion, nurse case-management and referrals.  We also assist families of eligible uninsured students to enroll in the Maryland Children’s Health Plan (MCHP) and Care for Kids Programs. If we can be of assistance to you or your student in these areas, please contact us.


Medications at school:

Medicine cannot be given to a student unless authorized by the physician on MCPS form 525-13 (please use MCPS form 525-14 for epipens only). This includes both prescription and over the counter medications. Over the counter medications must be in the original, unopened bottle/box. Prescription medications must be in a container properly labeled by a pharmacist.

Students are not permitted to bring medicine to school to either deliver to the health room or carry for self medication unless approved by the physician and cleared by the school nurse. 

Please contact the health room if you have any questions, 301-924-3111, Harriett Caplan, nurse or Patty Tyler, health room technician.

 Anaphylaxis form

 Authorization to Administer Meds form

Strep Letter

New Immunization Requirements for current 7th grade students.

 Health Immunization Flyer