High School Wellness Center (P640902)

  • Category: Health and Human Services
  • Sub Category: Health and Human Services
  • Administering Agency: General Services (AAGE29)
  • Planning Area: Countywide
  • Date Last Modified: 4/21/14
  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No
  • Relocation Impact: None
  • Status: Ongoing





This project provides for the placement of High School Wellness Centers (HSWC) at public schools. HSWCs provide health, mental health, and social services, as well as family support/youth development services which attempt to address the needs of youth and to build their skills and strengths to be more successful in all sectors of their lives. Services are targeted to meet the specific needs of the school. This project is in accordance with the recommendations of the School Based Wellness Center Planning Group (SBWCPG), the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). The selection of the host school is based upon criteria recommended by the SBWCPG. MCPS will oversee the construction of the HSWC sites. The County will occupy the space with DHHS personnel and contractors. The HSWC are similar in design to School Based Health Centers with modifications to accommodate the older student population's needs and services.

Estimated Schedule

Watkins Mill and Gaithersburg HSWCs opened on August 26, 2013. Wheaton HSWC is under construction. Planning and design will begin for Seneca Valley HSWC in FY15.

Cost Change

Increased cost from scope change to include a feasibility study for Kennedy High School and the addition of a Seneca Valley HSWC. The project also reflects cost savings in completed projects.


This project is recommended by the SBWCPG, the DHHS, and MCPS. Each HSWC will provide services to address the physical health, mental health, and social service needs, as well as provide youth development opportunities to the students.


Site specific factors are to be determined, and will be provided during construction


Department of Health and Human Services , Department of General Services, Montgomery County Public Schools