NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) has partnered with Children’s Hospital New Orleans to extend school health services for students via the School Telehealth Program in more than a dozen schools. Nurses from across the district will be supplied with training and digital exam equipment, such as laptops and digital exam cameras, to assist students immediately with minor health conditions which would otherwise require a doctor’s visit.
“Our role as a school district is to address the most pressing needs of our students and families, and so we have continued to develop these types of ongoing strategic, creative partnerships throughout the city to bring more resources to our families and students,” said NOLA Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr.
This service removes barriers to students accessing care, such as transportation issues, lack of access to the same-day appointment, or parents not being able to take time off from work. Students can also return to school sooner after recovering and have any school notes or other documentation sent to the school upon completion of their visit with the school nurse.
“Children’s Hospital’s School-Based Telehealth program brings the skilled services of our experienced pediatricians directly to children while in school,” says John R. Nickens IV, President and CEO of Children’s Hospital. “School-based telehealth means kids return to the classroom sooner and parents can participate without needing to leave work or having to wait for an appointment.”
Virtual Care is also a perk that families can utilize at home. Virtual Care from Children’s Hospital New Orleans connects children across the state to our network of pediatricians and highly trained pediatric specialists and subspecialists.
It all happens through a secure video connection.
Our goal is to enhance quality of care and patient experience while maintaining an accessible and lasting relationship with the Children’s Hospital pediatric team.
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