Health Center & Linkages to Learning
Linkages to Learning
Linkages to Learning is a school-based collaboration among the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, the Montgomery County Public Schools and non-profit, community based service providers. The program provides accessible services to at-risk children and their families to improve adjustment to and performance in school, home, and community. Prevention and early intervention services include health, mental health, social services and educational support.
More about Linkages to Learning
The Health Room provides first aid, sick care and medication/treatment administration during the school day. The School Nurse case manages and develops health care plans for individual students with health conditions, monitors immunizations and communicable disease, and provides health promotion and education. DHHS provides vision and hearing screening annually for students new to MCPS, Kindergarten, follow up with first grade students and any student referred by MCPS staff or their parents. Free Flumist clinics are offered pending availability of vaccine in the Fall for all students enrolled in MCPS.
Lynda Ralli RN BSN School Community Health Nurse
Ana Rivera CNA CMT School health Room Technician
Phone: 301 926-1628
School Based Health Center Information:
The SBHC works with Linkages to Learning to provide both medical and psychosocial services in a familiar and family friendly environment.
The SBHC provides medical health care for students enrolled at GES that have completed the enrollment consent forms. Medical care includes physicals, sports physical, health screening, immunizations, medications, Lab testing, access to dental care , health education and counseling. All students regardless of insurance status may enroll in the SBHC.
Hours 8:30-3:30pm when school is in session
Lynda Ralli RN SCHN
Ana Rivera SHRT
Gaby Chavira MA
Kathy McCoy CRNP
Laurie Banach MD Pediatrician
Phone: 301 926-1628
School Based Health Center
The School Based Health Center is located within Gaithersburg Elementary School. It provides primary medical care as well as other social, mental health, and health education services for students and their families.
More about the School Based Health Center
Frequently used forms are available below: