School-based telehealth provides access to high-quality healthcare in the school setting. A nurse practitioner or a pediatrician examines the student with the assistance of the school nurse or a telepresenter.
A telepresenter is an individual who is trained on the technology to facilitate the exam under the guidance of a provider. The school nurse or another trained individual can serve as the telepresenter during a telemedicine visit.
Students who are enrolled in the program at the below participating schools. Click on the county for a list of participating schools.
Please complete the enrollment packet and return it to your school nurse.
Contact your school nurse to schedule an appointment.
The program treats common childhood illnesses such as sore throat, rashes and chronic diseases such as asthma. If the student’s condition is not able to be diagnosed via telemedicine, the provider will work with the family to connect them to an in-person provider.
Please note that services vary by school to include acute care, chronic disease management, mental health, and group health education.
Insurance carriers are billed, and copays and deductibles apply. SC Medicaid covers the visits. Other insurance company coverage varies. It is important for patients to consult their insurance plan prior to a visit to ensure coverage for school-based telehealth services.
Please complete the Program Request Form.
Learn more about the South Carolina School-Based Health Collaborative.