Health Education Center

  • Mission Statement

    The primary mission of the Health Education Center is to remove health-related barriers that impede learning by;

                     Promoting holistic preventive medicine

                     Increasing healthy lifestyle choices

                     Preventing diseases

    Additional roles for the Health Education Center are to empower individuals to become healthier by providing health counseling and educational and outreach health programs. Services are provided free of charge in a professional, caring and confidential environment.

    Educational Services Available within the Center 

    Health Education Club

    The objectives of this student club are to explore health issues and assist the Health Education Center in planning and implementing health education programs and displays.

    Pamphlet Rack

    The pamphlet rack provides information on various health topics

    Health Technology Students

    The Health Education Center provides unique opportunities for clinical experiences.

    Vaccination Policy

    General admission to Prince George’s Community College does not require a health history or a vaccination record. However, students entering Allied Health Programs and certain Nursing programs must provide proof of immunization or immunity by titers via a health examination record prior to enrollment in the program. The forms are provided from the program of study. The immunization requirements are based on guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the program accreditation standards and the best interest of the students.

    Vaccination Requirements for Summer Youth Program

    The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene requires that all youth attending any camp(s) at Prince George’s Community College have on file a completed health information and release form from their Primary Care Physician. The health supervisor requires the health form be signed by the Primary Care Physician. Campers exempt from any immunization for medical or religious reasons must provide certification of the exception signed by a licensed physician.  

    Services Offered

    • Treatment for minor illnesses and injuries
    • Emergency First Aid
    • Vision screening
    • Blood Pressure monitoring
    • Pregnancy testing
    • Health counseling
    • Referrals to health care providers, specialists, or community agencies
    • Assistance to individuals with physical disabilities (parking permits)
    • Student Health insurance information
    • TB testing for designated students 

    Medical Director: Dr. Marilyn D. McPherson-Corder

    Manager: Pamela M. Thomas, RN

    Nurses:  Kim Cooper, RN
    Arnita Shelton, RN
    Susia Smallwood, RN