Health Center & Linkages to Learning


Ben Anku  RN BSN
School Community Health Nurse
School Based Health Center Nurse


Kathryn Kraemer McCoy, CRNP

Nurse Practitioner Manager

School Based Health Center Provider


Gabriela Parra CMA
Certified Medical Assistant 
School Based Health Center MA


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.

Hours 8:45-3:45pm 

Phone: 240-740-4902

Fax: 301-208-7231


School Based Health Center Information (SBHC)

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

Phone: 301 926-1628 

Fax 301-208-7231



Frequently used forms are available below:

Linkages to Learning

Linkages to Learning School-based Health Ctr LogoLinkages 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.

Hours 8:45 - 3:30pm

Phone: 240-740-4002 

Fax 301-208-7231

Referral Form 

Linkages Enrollment 

Formulario de Inscription 

Family Case Manager:

  • Assistance with food, clothing, medicine
  • Assistance with housing or utilities
  • Finding a medical provider
  • Child Care
  • Translation Services
  • Transportation to school meetings or medical appointments
  • Financial assistance to avert crisis

Family and Child Therapist:

  • Family instability (homelessness, death of a loved one, separation or divorce of parnets)
  • Mood disorders, such as; depression
  • Poor social skills
  • Difficulty with peer relationships
  • ADHD

Community School Coordinator:

  • Parent education and support
  • Tutoring or mentoring
  • Acculturation for families new to the country
  • Family and community events

Gaithersburg Elementary School

Madeleyne Munoz-Castaneda Community School Coordinator offices # 240-740-4914 cell # 240-708-0319

Ingrid Garcia Family Cases Manager offices #240-740-4915 cell # 240-672-3362

Ruth Escobar Family case Manager offices # 240-740-4912

Rose Black McClellan  Child and Family Therapist work # 202-843-2428