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School-based Health Centers

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Convenient healthcare for kids and teens

Going to school is part of their daily routine. Staying healthy can be, too.

Information for Parents

Baltimore Medical System has provided health services in selected Baltimore City public schools since 1987. We are a partner in your child’s health. We provide a very wide range of services. Here are just a few of our services:

  • Sports physicals
  • Annual well-child exams
  • Shots / vaccinations
  • Health and nutrition education
  • Pregnancy prevention
  • Delivering your child’s medications to school
  • Treating common illnesses like ear infections and strep throat

Now, you don’t have to take off of work for routine care. We provide these services in your child’s school. This also helps you save money. You no longer have to pay for expensive night-time care for minor health concerns.

We see your children every day and get to know them personally. We teach them about health issues such as obesity, heart disease and high blood pressure. Also, many students come to us about peer pressure. They trust us to help them with issues such as alcohol, illegal drugs and sex.

If your child does not already have a doctor, contact us. We will get you a doctor at one of our six health centers.

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Vanguard Collegiate Middle School
5001 Sinclair Lane
Baltimore, MD 21206
(School entrance 5000 Trusdale Ave.)

Collington Square Elementary/Middle School
1409 N. Collington Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21213

Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School
600 N. Patterson Park Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21205

Forest Park High School
3701 El Dorado Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21207

Harford Heights Schools
1919 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21213

Patterson High School
100 Kane Street
Baltimore, MD 21224

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
1400 Orleans Street
Baltimore, MD 21231

Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School
3500 Hillen Road
Baltimore, MD 21218


FAQs from students

  • +My family doesn’t have health insurance. Can I still see a nurse or doctor at my school?

    Yes, you can. We will see you even if you can’t pay.

  • +I think I might be pregnant. How soon can I get an appointment?

    Please stop by the health suite to see us right away. We can help you with prenatal care.

  • +Can I talk to someone about birth control?

    Yes. Please call us to make an appointment. We can talk to you about options for preventing pregnancy. For appointments, call:  443-703-3600

  • +I have a personal question about my health. Can I talk to someone privately?

    Yes. Your discussions with our staff are kept private.

  • +I want to lose weight. Can you help me?

    Yes. We will measure your Body Mass Index. That will tell us if it would be a healthy decision for you to lose weight. We can teach you about making healthy choices. We can also connect you with free exercise classes and access to healthy foods.

  • +I am not a U.S. citizen. Can I still see a doctor or nurse?

    As long as you are enrolled in the school where you seek care, yes you can. We can also help your entire family get care at one of our health centers.

  • +I feel sad and worried a lot. Can you help me not to feel this way?

    Yes, we want you to have a positive attitude about school and life. Stop by or call the health suite. We can connect you with a therapist you can talk to about how you feel.