No parent wants to hear that their child is at school sick. It starts the time consuming process of making a doctor’s appointment, picking your child up from school and then going to the doctor, and then trying to find your way back to work.Students at the Cleveland Academy of Leadership can now see a doctor without ever leaving school. Spartanburg School District 7 is now using a school-based telehealth pilot program through a partnership with Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) and South Carolina Telehealth Alliance.How it worksSick students are assessed by a District 7 school nurse. If it is determined by the school nurse's assessment that the symptoms are appropriate for a telehealth visit, then the school nurse refers the child to the Spartanburg Regional telehealth nurse, who calls the parent or guardian and shares the child’s symptoms and information about telehealth services.When the parent or guardian arrives at the school, the forms are signed, and the telehealth visit occurs. Parents can also participate in the visit virtually. If forms are filled out in advance parents may not even have to come to the school. Read full story from Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.