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Little Elm ISD is excited to announce the Cook Children’s school-based Telemedicine program which will be available at each campus beginning fall 2019. Through this partnership with Cook Children’s, we can bring the doctor’s office to a child’s campus as a convenience for our families while keeping our Lobos healthy.
The school nurse will be able to connect virtually to a Cook Children’s board-certified pediatrician or certified nurse practitioner from the school nurse’s office. Parents can be a part of the virtual visit by logging in to a secure website or joining by phone.
District Health Coordinator, Toni Nelson, presented the program to the Board of Trustees during Monday’s school board meeting. “Although parents will still need to pick up their children from school who are truly ill, this program makes it convenient for parents to have their children seen by a doctor or nurse practitioner as soon as possible right from the school nurse’s office,” Nelson explained. "We think this is going to be a great service to our students."
Children visit health experts through specialized virtual equipment, provided by Cook Children’s to the school nurse. Health experts will be able to listen to your child’s heart, look in their ears and throat, and visually assess your child’s symptoms. Strep throat and flu tests can also be performed by the school nurse. If needed, electronic prescriptions can be sent to the family’s preferred pharmacy.
Conditions that can be treated include:
Parents will need to pre-register their child prior to a Telehealth virtual visit. Medicaid and CHIP are accepted, along with most private insurance providers. A fee is associated with Telemedicine. Register your child by visiting www.schooltelemed.org.