School Based Health & Linkages to Learning Centers (P640400)

  • 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 School Based Health Centers (SBHC) and Linkages to Learning (LTL) sites at public schools. SBHCs provide primary health, social services, mental health, and youth development services. The LTL program provides accessible services to at-risk children and their families to improve adjustment to and performance in school, home, and community; services include health, mental health, social services, and educational support. Host schools are selected based on criteria recommended by the SBHC Interagency Planning Group and the LTL Advisory Group. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will oversee the construction of SBHC and LTL sites. The County will occupy the space with School Health Services and LTL personnel and contractors.

Estimated Schedule

Planning for Wheaton Woods will be completed in FY16. Planning and design for Maryvale will be programmed for FY16-18. Construction for Wheaton Woods and Maryvale LTL projects have been delayed one year to align with the revised MCPS construction schedule. Construction of Wheaton Woods LtL is expected to be completed in FY17; Maryvale LtL is expected to be completed in FY19.

Cost Change

Project reflects minor cost savings in FY16 and FY17 as well as cost savings in completed projects.


This project is part of the recommendations of the Department of Health and Human Services and MCPS.


Cost estimates are based on per square foot costs for school construction, adjusted by additional health care facility requirements such as examination rooms, a laboratory and medical equipment. MCPS will provide maintenance and utilities by a Memorandum of Understanding. 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