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?
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.