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Please note, enrollment is available at participating schools. To find out if a specific school is participating, please review the map.

Questions about the School-Based Telehealth program? Please call: 843-792-3227

What is the school-based telehealth program?

The school-based telehealth program provides access to high-quality healthcare in the school setting. A nurse practitioner or a pediatrician from MUSC, or the local community, examines the student with the assistance of the school nurse or a telepresenter.

What is a telepresenter?

A telepresenter is an individual who is trained on the technology to facilitate the exam under the guidance of a provider. The school nurse or another trained individual can serve as the telepresenter during a telemedicine visit.

How does the program work?

  • The school nurse will call the parent/guardian before requesting a telemedicine visit.
  • The student will be seen by a nurse practitioner or pediatrician using the telemedicine equipment.
  • If a prescription medication is needed, it will be called into a local pharmacy.
  • A note will be sent to the student’s primary care provider.

Who can participate in the program?

Students who are enrolled in the program at participating schools

How do I enroll my student in the program?

Please complete the enrollment packet and return it to your school nurse.

How do I schedule an appointment?

Contact your school nurse to schedule an appointment.

What types of conditions do we treat?

The program treats common childhood illnesses such as sore throat, rashes and chronic diseases such as asthma. If we are not able to treat the condition via telemedicine, we work with the family to connect them to an in-person provider.

When are appointments available?

Appointments are available during school hours.

Does insurance cover the cost of the school-based telehealth program?

Insurance carriers are billed, and copays and deductibles apply. SC Medicaid covers the visits. Other insurance company coverage varies. It is important for patients to consult their insurance plan prior to a visit to ensure coverage for school-based telehealth services.