The Rockingham County Student Health Centers were opened in August 1994 for the purpose of improving the health and school performance of Rockingham County students by providing comprehensive health care through education, treatment, prevention and referral. The centers were designed to close the gaps that existed in adolescent health services by meeting the health care needs of adolescents in school. Adolescents in this county have traditionally been medically underserved.
The Student Health Center staff are all employees of Morehead Memorial Hospital but the operation of the centers is a joint effort of both Morehead Memorial Hospital and Annie Penn Hospital. Both hospitals are not-for-profit. Other agencies closely involved with the Student Health Centers are the Rockingham County Schools and the Rockingham County Department of Public Health. In addition to these agencies that help fund the center other local funders include the Reidsville Area Foundation and United Way of Rockingham County.