Starting on Wednesday, November 9th Wicomico High School opened our School-based Wellness Center (SBWC). SBWC is a health care center, similar to a doctor’s office, on school grounds. The Wicomico High School Wellness Center is sponsored by the local health department and provides medical and behavioral health counseling services to enrolled students during the school day. The goal of SBWC is to keep Wicomico High School students healthy and “in” school ready to learn. Parent consent is required for students to receive services. SBWC enrollment packets have been distributed to all students and completed forms can be brought to the main office. The SBWC office is located in the Auditorium building just down from the band room. Wi-Hi welcomes Nurse Practitioners Ms. Parsons & Ms. Werkheiser, Social Worker Ms. Morris, and Program Supervisor/Nurses Ms. Palmer & Ms. Age. Days/Hours of operation and more information can be found on the Wi-Hi Website.
Nurse Practitioners: Molly Parsons & Daisy Werkheiser
Social Worker: Marla Morris
Program Supervisors/Nurses: Shannon Palmer & Tracey Age
SERVICES START: Wednesday, November 9, 2016
DAYS / HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday: 8 am – 2:30 pm
Tuesday: 8 am – 2:30 pm
Wednesday: 8 am – 12 pm
Thursday: 8 am – 12 pm
Friday : 8 am – 12 pm
SCHEDULING / APPOINTMENT COMMUNICATION: SBWC will have both scheduled appointments and walk-in appointments available.
The day prior to the appointment, an email will be sent to WHS staff. This email will list the students and appointment times scheduled for the next day. Teachers with students having SBWC appointments will be given appointment reminders in their mailboxes on the morning of the student(s) appointment(s). If the assigned appointment time creates a conflict, we will gladly reschedule the appointment!
Students complaining of illness should still be sent to the School Nurses. The School Nurses will have a list of students enrolled in the SBWC program and refer to us as appropriate.
Pictures from the Ribbon Cutting on Friday, 11/4/2016