Our School Based
Your child gets sick at school. It's not easy for you to leave
work. What can you do? With your permission, your child can be
treated for many common conditions at school through a new Telemedicine
Program offered by Family Health Centers and will never have to leave the school.
The telemedicine program would allow a sick student and school nurse to conduct a live-video conference
with a nurse practitioner and parents would also be able to participate.
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How School Based Telehealth Works
How does it work?
When your child doesn't feel well, he or she goes to the school nurse. In many cases, the nurse can arrange to have your child receive telemedicine services.
What is telemedicine?
Telemedicine uses computer and video technology to connect your child to a doctor or nurse practitioner at Family Health Centers.
What happens next?
The school nurse acts as patient presenter while your child speaks with the Family Health Centers doctor or nurse practitioner through a live-video conference and parents would also be able to participate.
Gather information to figure out what's causing your child to feel
Observe your child and determine what's wrong.
Recommend what your child needs to be able to get well.
Send a prescription to Family Health Centers pharmacy or your local pharmacy for after school pick up if your child needs medication.
Send your child home with information that explains his or her
condition and what you need to do to take care of your child.