Student Telemedicine Services

Wellness for Life Medical, LLC is excited to continue its collaboration with Greater Clark County Schools to provide limited health care services performed by a Nurse Practitioner to all students enrolled in the school system. A Nurse Practitioner will be available when school is in session via telemedicine from 7:50 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to provide the services, free of charge. The goal of this collaboration is to decrease student absences in an effort to enhance student achievement.

High school students needing services should report to their school health office to schedule an appointment. Elementary and middle school students needing services should visit the nurse or health assistant in the health office of their school. The health services staff will contact the clinic and coordinate an appointment. Parents can then pick-up and transport their child to the appropriate high school health clinic.

Services will be limited to those that can be safely performed by a Nurse Practitioner via a telemedicine system, which may include diagnosis and treatment of minor illnesses. With the permission of the student’s parent, a student may be evaluated by the school nurse and if the student has a condition appropriate for telemedicine, the school nurse will simply connect virtually to the certified Nurse Practitioner at the GCCS Wellness Center. The Nurse Practitioner will complete an assessment of the student to include input from the school nurse and will assist the provider during the evaluation through the use of special equipment. Additionally, medication may be administered and prescribed where appropriate. In the event that a health matter is beyond the scope of the services provided, a referral will be made to the student’s primary care physician, urgent care, emergency department or a call to 911.

It is important to understand that the Nurse Practitioner services are not intended to replace the student’s primary care physician. Students are encouraged to see their primary care physician for routine preventative care, illnesses beyond those noted above, chronic health conditions, and any follow-up care.

Should you wish to have your student receive this service, you must complete the consent and medical questionnaire then turn in completed documents to your child’s school health office.  Please note that those students who are 18 years of age may consent to their own medical treatment, unless there is a guardian.

We look forward to partnering with you to help keep your child healthy and in school.  Should you have questions, please feel free to contact Teresa Stengel, GCCS Health Services Supervisor, at 812-288-4802.

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