Dear Parent Or Guardian
We are excited to announce that ARH’s ConnectedCare School Program is available at your child’s school. You may have heard this referred to as “Telemedicine”. School nurses and medical staff have been trained to work with a provider online via a safe and secure computer screen and equipment to see students if needed during the day while at school. We can treat illnesses, provide urgent care and help students manage already known medical conditions. We then work with the parent or guardian, the school nurses and your child’s primary care physician to provide the best care possible. If your student is seen at school and will need medication, it can be called in to the pharmacy you normally use. Each student is encouraged to utilize this service. Your insurance will be billed just as it is when you visit your physician and if you have a copay, you will receive a bill in the mail for your copay amount. We also bill Medicaid. If your child is uninsured, we will work with you to ensure that he/she receives the same affordable care as well. Appointments may be scheduled at the medical unit for your child’s school. Nurses will always call a parent or guardian before scheduling your student to see one of our providers. In order to do this for your child, we need you to complete the following health questionnaire and registration form. Please be sure to complete these forms in their entirety, sign and submit.
We can diagnose and treat:
- sinus congestion
- sore throats
- common allergies
- conjunctivitis (“pink eye”)
- rashes/skin irritations
- many other common conditions and illnesses
If your child does not have a fever and is not diagnosed with a contagious condition, he/she will be allowed to finish their day at school. Any recommended prescriptions will be sent to your pharmacy. A copy of the visit note will be faxed to your primary care provider. Parents will be contacted with a post-visit follow-up and can view a visit summary by registering for a MyARHChart patient portal account at www.arh.org/myarhchart.
We look forward to assisting you and your student by providing health care services at their school. Parents are encouraged to contact ARH with medical concerns so that we can work together to provide the best care for each student. We are always open to questions or concerns and welcome your feedback. Please visit our website, email or call if you need additional information.
The ARH ConnectedCare School Program Team