Social Services: 301-649-8550
Health Room & Clinic: 301-649-8263
Hours: 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 Health Clinic team includes certified nurse practitioners/pediatricians, a school
nurse/clinic manager and certified nurse assistants. The Wellness Center Mental Health team includes a site
coordinator, licensed mental health counselors, positive youth development specialists and a parent
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 Clinic (7:45 am – 2:30 pm) Monday – Friday
Primary Preventive Care
Diagnosis and treatment of minor/acute health problems
Referral and Case Management of children with acute and chronic illnesses
Routine & Sports Physical Exams
Health screenings (including Vision, Hearing & Dental)
Gynecological care (No contraceptives dispensed)
Laboratory testing (Includes STI/HIV screening)
Health education and counseling through individual interventions and health promotion.
Wellness Center/Mental Health (8:00 am – 6:00 pm) Monday - Friday
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)
Educational & Employment Resources
Emergency Services (Includes Eviction/Homelessness/Housing Issues)
2018 - 2019 Wellness Center Fact Sheet