Telehealth with My Virtual Clinic
If your child’s school offers a telehealth clinic, Greene County General Hospital’s My Clinics will provide medical care for your child via My Virtual Clinic, when they become ill during school hours. The school-based My Virtual clinic gives your child the opportunity to be seen by a licensed healthcare provider without having to leave school. You do not have to be present for your child to be seen; however, a consent form must be signed by you in order for any services to be rendered.
What is Telehealth?
A telehealth clinics offer care for your child by a licensed healthcare provider either in person or by telemedicine. Telemedicine is the use of telecommunication and information technology to provide clinical health care from a distance. In a telehealth clinic setting, there will be two-way video conferencing between a healthcare provider, the school nurse or assigned school official, and your child. Any exam that is requested by the healthcare provider will be accomplished by technology that allows a high-resolution visualization of ears, throat, and skin as well as a high-fidelity sound of heart and lungs. This will allow almost any visit to the nurse’s office to result in an accurate medical assessment without your child needing to leave school. When your child presents with symptoms that are beyond the scope of care for a school nurse, your child will be seen virtually using diagnostic equipment via telehealth. An attempt to contact parents will be made prior to initiation of the primary care visit.
My Virtual Clinic Services
During school hours, the services that will be provided at the school-based clinic for your child, include:
- Diagnoses and treatment for acute illnesses and minor injuries such as strep throat, ear infections, rash, and influenza
- Limited laboratory testing
- Management and ongoing care of existing medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma, etc.
Payment of My Virtual Clinic Services
Your insurance will be billed for services provided in the My Virtual Clinic. If you do not have insurance or Medicaid coverage, services will be provided on a sliding fee scale that is based on the parent’s income. If your child is uninsured, please contact Greene County General Hospital’s Patient Navigators through our partners at ASPIN Health Navigators and the PACE Community Action Agency at (812) 890-2322 or the Indiana Division of Family Resources at (800) 403-0864 to assist you with obtaining insurance.