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School-Based Medicine

Conveniently located in your school, our school-based telemedicine program is designed to connect expert Freeman primary care providers to your student, teachers and school staff when they become ill at school.

Prompt, convenient access to medical treatment reduces the number of school days missed due to illness. Students can access a medical provider while at school and parents have the opportunity to participate in the visit virtually, allowing parents to remain at work while actively participating in their student’s medical visit. 

Your school nurse can offer a virtual telemedicine appointment when a student, teacher or school staff member needs medical care. Students, faculty and staff can be diagnosed, treated, and have prescriptions called to their desired pharmacy – all without having to leave the school nurse’s office.

HOW IT WORKS

School-based telemedicine uses secure medical grade equipment, computers and technology to connect a local, experienced Freeman healthcare provider to students, staff and faculty when they become ill while at school.

1.          The school nurse will determine if a Freeman Health System provider is needed to diagnose illnesses and provide convenient treatment.

2.            Parents of the sick student will be contacted for permission to provide treatment.

3.            A virtual appointment is scheduled.

4.          The school nurse assists the student, faculty or staff member as well as the parent in virtually connecting with the experienced Freeman provider. The parent can see, hear and interact with their child, the Freeman provider and the school nurse during the virtual visit.

5.          Your school nurse will assist the Freeman provider to conduct the exam.

6.          If prescriptions or further testing is needed, the Freeman provider will call in the prescriptions or order tests at the location requested by the responsible party.   

COST OF SERVICE

Our knowledgeable registration staff will discuss all payment options: an affordable flat fee, billing your insurance, or working out a payment arrangement. Regardless of your need, our experienced staff will be there to help you!

For more information on our school-based telemedicine program, please contact Rhonda Warren at 417.347.5963 or email rmwarren@freemanhealth.com.