Our School-Based Telehealth Program lets your child get Children’s Health expertise right from school. Your child can have the care they need without missing learning time by leaving school for an appointment.
Trusted pediatric care, right from the school nurse's office
Since 2014, our School-Based Telehealth Program has:
Provided more than 16,500 virtual health visits for students
Expanded into 200+ schools in 28 school districts
Achieved a 94% satisfaction rate from parents
High-quality care, faster
School-based telehealth can treat certain medical problems at school. The school nurse uses the tablet and software we provide to start an appointment for your child with one of our available providers. Within a few minutes, we can see and treat your child.
We welcome you to listen in on your child's telehealth appointment. And we always send a visit summary to you and your child's primary care provider.
Some school-based virtual visits may require a follow-up appointment with your child’s doctor. But usually, accessing Children’s Health’s urgent care providers from school helps your child get the treatment they need as soon as possible.
At Children’s Health, we believe every child deserves access to excellent, affordable health care. If you have commercial insurance or Medicaid, Children’s Health will verify your insurance coverage. With Medicaid, your visit will be completely covered. With commercial insurance you may only be responsible for your office visit copay. If you do not have insurance, your bill will be no more than $50. Discounts may also be available when you pay, at the time of visit.
Our providers also write prescriptions for generic medications that cost less – making your child’s care more accessible. Medicaid and private health insurance providers cover any necessary prescriptions.
A track record of success
We’ve been providing in-school virtual visits since 2014. We have a proven track record of providing effective, efficient telehealth care to students across Texas, with over 16,500 visits since the program began.
We also have experience integrating health testing into our telehealth visits. We’ve always offered flu and strep tests with this program.
The school nurses we work with deliver these tests during the telehealth exam. Our interactive iPads enable the school nurse to send your child's vital signs to your Children's Health provider so they will have all the information they need.
School districts with School-Based Telehealth:
Carrollton / Farmer's Branch
St. Philip's School
The King's Academy
To find out if your school is participating in School-Based Telehealth, ask your school nurse.
Meet the Care Team
Stormee Williams, MD, FAAP
VP and Chief Health Equity Officer
Melanie Bitzer, APRN
Director School Health Programs
Mary Gremp, PNP
Ken Dakin, PA-C
Physician Assistant – Pediatrics
KristiAnn Cooper, APRN, FNP
Jul 24, 2018, 12:11:58 PM CDT
Children’s School Based Telehealth now offers parents the option to connect during the visit.
The process is simple, convenient and a secure way to see the healthcare provider by way of using a smartphone, tablet or computer. We also offer translation services to join the visit if requested. This allows for an enhanced patient experience for the nurses and patient families. To learn more ask your school nurse.