What is Telehealth?
Telehealth is a program using video equipment so that your child can receive health care services at no cost to you, without ever leaving school. When your child gets sick, a school nurse can have your child seen by a pediatric provider or doctor from Children’s Health and may be able to stay at school and you may be able to stay at work or home. Some medical conditions treated include: colds, coughs, running nose, ear aches, pink eye, strep throat, lice and rashes.
How does My Child Participate?
You must complete the following enrollment form for your child to participate.
How Does It Work?
- If your child is enrolled and gets sick at school:
- The school nurse will determine if a visit is needed
- An appointment will be set up with the pediatrician
- The parent will be contacted with appointment information and invited to participate by phone or in person
- The school nurse and pediatrician will conduct the exam
- If necessary, the pediatrician will call in a prescription to your pharmacy
- An After-Visit Summary will be provided to the parent
Children’s Health uses My Chart, a web-based medical records system. This provides a way for you to view information about your child’s Telehealth visit online. Please visit childrens.com/mychart for more information. For more information about the program, contact your school nurse to obtain a brochure.