Howard County officials unveiled a new wellness center at Bollman Bridge Elementary School in Jessup earlier this week.
The center is the first of its kind in the county. It provides services such as physicals, immunizations, and treatment for illness and injuries; particularly for students without medical coverage.
“Our partnership with the Howard County Public School System brings to fruition an idea long in the making,” said Dr. Maura Rossman, Howard County Health Officer, in a statement. “The Bollman Bridge Wellness Center offers a multitude of services to participating children, but is key in securing a medical home for those who are without consistent health care. When care is accessible, continuous, comprehensive and coordinated, the children are healthier. Healthy children are better learners and have better academic success.”
The Wellness Center is open on school days from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. for all Bollman Bridge students who have been enrolled by their parents to receive services.
The center is staffed by medical professionals. It is offered through a partnership between the Howard County Health Department and the Howard County Public School System.
“We are very pleased to be able to offer this new Wellness Center service at Bollman Bridge,” Superintendent Renee Foose said, in a statement. “This Center will make it easier for students to access needed health care services.”