Keller ISD Expands Telemedicine Program District-Wide
Keller ISD and Cook Children’s have announced the expansion of the Telemedicine Program to all campuses, district-wide, beginning in the 2018-19 school year.
Student and Nurse The program, in its third year in Keller ISD, focuses on acute conditions, including: earaches, sore throats, fever, cough, colds, rashes, abrasions, cuts and lacerations, headaches, and pink eye. Keller ISD campus nurses will be given medical devices that will allow the physicians to hear the student’s heart and lungs with a digital stethoscope, as well as closely examine the student’s ears, throat, rash, or abrasion with an HD camera.
As always, student privacy is a top priority. Parents are required to opt-in to the program, as well as complete any necessary consent forms for treatment and communication of patient information. In addition, all video conference platforms will be HIPPA compliant, and Cook Children’s physicians and staff will strictly follow all patient confidentiality and privacy policies.
This service is offered at no cost to Keller ISD. Insurance and Texas Medicaid will be billed for students with eligible coverage. Cook Children’s will offer low cost fees or funding assistance for families in need, allowing all students to be seen regardless of the ability to pay.
To register for Telemedicine at your campus, visit schooltelemed.org.