The Wellness Center continues to provide case management, therapy and positive youth development programs virtually. 
 
Contact information:
Site Manger: Lisette Dardon 
Cell Phone: 240-380-8714
Office: 240-406-1545
 
Health Clinic is closed, but offering services at Holy Cross Health Center in Germantown.

 

WELLNESS CENTER UPDATE September 2020 (PDF form)

Despite the school closure, the Wellness Center Staff are available and ready to help.

For the Health Center:

If there is an emergency, call 911. 

During the pandemic, while the school building is closed, the school health room and health clinic are closed.  For health room or health clinic medical assistance, you may reach out to Nancy Caruso, RN/SCHN by phone or email.  Messages will be checked frequently. Phone: 240-406-1546; email: Nancy_A_Caruso@mcpsmd.org 

For Wellness Center members, you may reach out to the nurse practitioner, Cathleen Shannon CPNP for minor medical concerns, questions or refill of medications: 

Monday through Friday from 9AM until 4PM 

240-801-6183

For Care for Kids clients: please note the back-up medical clinic has changed
FROM: All Day Medical in Gaithersburg 

TO: Holy Cross Health Center in Germantown

12800 Middlebrook Rd, Ste 206
Germantown, Maryland 20874

301-557-2140

Hours: Monday through Friday 8AM -4:30PM

Here are some important links to stay well:

1) How to Wash your Hands Correctly and Why: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEzJ_QKjT14

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SfHdSHK-g0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LKVUarhtvE

2) How to Properly Use Face Masks: https://extension.psu.edu/cloth-mask-use-and-removal?fbclid=IwAR3JCcFfhRTPKzEK9rZFxzwLefSfSIInNgfX-GZrYkYzRMoumc7DN7cZ-38

2) How to make a No-Sew Face Mask
In English https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r51YroAFPds
(en Espanol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1e3q-wjKFI

2) Montgomery County COVID Information:
On Twitter: @MontgomeryCoMD;
On the Internet: https://montgomerycountymd.gov/HHS/RightNav/Coronavirus-resources.html

3) COVID Information for Center for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
(or en Espanol at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/index-sp.html)

4) Need help with food, housing, transportation? Call DHHS call center at 240-777-1755 and explain your need OR call Watkins Mill Wellness Center at 240-406-1545 or 240-406-1545 and leave a message.

5) Stressing out?  Get info here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html (or in Spanish: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/index-sp.html)


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Wellness Center 240-406-1540

Our Vision:

The Watkins Mill High School Wellness Center envisions students healthy in body, mind, and spirit fully committed to high academic achievement models of leadership, strength, and success.

Our Mission:

The Watkins Mill High School Wellness Center is committed to helping students in the school community reach their full potential by offering coordinated medical care, quality counseling, positive youth development, and health education experiences in a confidential and culturally sensitive manner.

OurStudent Health Services:

The Watkins Mill High School Wellness Center offers easily accessible onsite health services at no cost to all students that attend Watkins Mill High School. Services include diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic health problems, sports physicals, comprehensive physical exams, immunizations, lab services, confidential health counseling, health education, assistance with health insurance and community health care resources and case management. The health services team includes a nurse practitioner, pediatrician, registered nurse, mental health counselor, youth development counselors, and certified nursing assistants. The Watkins Mill High School Wellness Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 6:00pm.

Please stop by anytime to find out about the many resources available to you and your family!

Mental Health Services

  • Individual counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Crisis intervention

After-School Youth Groups

  • Encourage healthy development
  • Promote leadership, self-esteem, communication skills, goal setting, positive relationships, and substance abuse education.

Case Management Services (Individual & Family)

  • Legal Services
  • Sexual health resources
  • Food resources
  • Family outreach
  • Clothing referrals
  • Child care resources
  • Educational and Employment resources
  • Insurance application/issues
  • Eviction/homeless/housing issues
  • Financial resources

If you are a Watkins Mill High School student or the parent of a Watkins Mill High School student,

Please register with us today!

Complete one of our registration packets and get plugged in with our services!

Wellness Center Registration Packet

GetPhysicals for FALL SPORTS!!! Must be a member of the Wellness Center.

Key Contacts for more information

:

Nancy Caruso, RN/BSN/SCHN

School Community Health Nurse
Nancy_A_Caruso@mcpsmd.org
(240)406-1546

Lisette Dardon
Site Manager
lisette_e_dardon@mcpsmd.org
(240) 406-1545