In 2014, Children's Health launched this program and was able to fund it under a limited amount of state dollars. Our primary goal has always been to demonstrate to lawmakers and parents that we could improve health outcomes in children by using innovative technology to care for them in their schools. Because of your partnership, we have accomplished that goal. In just three short years, we have:
- Treated more than 6,000 patients
- Expanded into 97 schools, 16 school districts, enrolling approximately 22,000 students
- Become the fastest-growing school-based telemedicine program in the nation
- Achieved 91% satisfaction rate from parents
We will continue to treat all enrolled children - regardless of coverage. If a patient has commercial insurance or Medicaid, Children's Health will collect and verify coverage information. If they not have commercial insurance or Medicaid, or if their insurance provider does not cover Telehealth visits, we encourage them to continue to use Telehealth, and we will send them an invoice of no more than $50 after the visit. By billing commercial insurance payors and Medicaid for services rendered, we will be able to sustain and further grow this program so we can provide care for all children.
This program follows all school district policies. For more information about the program, contact your school nurse to obtain a brochure.