Wellness Center

Social Services: 301-649-8550
Health Room & Clinic: 301-649-8263

logoHours: Monday through Friday: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM


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


The 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.

Wellness Center Staff

The Wellness Center consists of a site manager, nurse, CNAs, nurse practitioners/pediatrician, licensed mental health counselors, and youth development counselors.  

Name Position Email Office Phone
Roscoe Johnson Positive Youth Development Site Coordinator rjohnson@nccf-cares.org 301-649-8550
Diego Urbina Positive Youth Development Coordinator durbina@nccf-cares.org 301-649-8550
Anna Wolf Bilingual Clinical Counselor awolf@nccf-cares.org 301-649-8550
Naeem Thompson Clinical Counselor nthompson@nccf-cares.org 301-649-8550
Lonnette McPherson Senior Positive Youth Development Specialist lmcpherson@nccf-cares.org 301-649-8550
Carmen Centeno Positive Youth Development Specialist ccenteno@nccf-cares.org 301-649-8550
Erica Garcia Parent Outreach Specialist egarcia@nccf-cares.org 301-649-8550
Justina Zurita School Community Health Nurse Justina_Zurita@mcpsmd.org 301-649-8263


The center serves students enrolled in Northwood High School


There are no fees.

Wellness Center Services

The Northwood High School Wellness Center, located in room F115, provides opportunities for students and their families to receive support in key areas, such as physical and emotional health, pro-social activities, and concrete services. These services are provided in an inclusive, culturally competent, trauma informed manner to assist Northwood High School students and their families in improving upon their individual and family functioning, which often results in improved outcomes for the youth and their families. The Northwood High School Wellness Center provides a wide array of services that include somatic health care, counseling (individual, family and group), case management, after school activities, workforce development, conflict resolution and mediation, and parent education, outreach and engagement. The National Center for Children and Families (NCCF) is excited to work with the administration, staff, students and their families as the provider of these services in collaboration with our partners.

The Wellness Center is open from 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. daily and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. one Saturday per month. All services are free to Northwood High School students and their families. To enroll in the Wellness Center, a referral must be completed and forwarded to the Wellness Center. Referrals and intake packets are available in the counseling office and the Wellness Center. Once the referral is received, the student and/or parent will need to complete the Wellness Center intake packet. After which, the student and their family will begin to receive services. Services are available in Spanish and English directly, as well as other languages via an interpreter.

Health Services

  • Diagnosis and treatment of minor/acute health problems
  • Gynecological care (NO contraceptives dispensed)
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory testing
  • Sports Physical Exams
  • STI/HIV screening
  • Vision and Hearing Assessments

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)

  • Academic Support
  • Child Care
  • Clothing
  • Educational /Employment Resources
  • Emergency Services
  • Eviction/Homeless/Housing Issues
  • Food Resources
  • Insurance Applications/Issues
  • Legal Services