Schoolhouse Health, a collaboration with Pulaski County, Somerset Independent, and Science Hill Independent Schools to contract with eighteen school nurses will begin the 2020-2021 academic year. Lake Cumberland Schoolhouse Health will serve three districts and over 10,000 children annually.
School nurses in these districts, working in the school clinics or through telehealth with physicians and nurse practitioners at Lake Cumberland Medical Associates, will help the districts ensure that nearly all the same services as before continue to be provided, such as medication monitoring and dispensing and acute, or sick, visits. These nurses, working, with parental consent, together with LCMA physicians and nurse practitioners, may also provide well-child visits via telehealth immunizations and physicals.
Telehealth capabilities are also available in each school clinic and will allow nurses the opportunity to assist students, educators and staff remote in to a physician or nurse practitioner at Lake Cumberland Medical Associates to share information, discuss acute issues or treatment, and even process prescriptions; potentially saving educators, staff and parents’ time and money on a second trip to the doctor’s office.
Important things to know:
- Healthcare Providers are board certified and follow evidence-based practice guidelines.
- Parents/guardians must sign a consent allowing healthcare to be provided to the child.
- Parents/guardians do not have to be present for care to be provided, although they are welcome if they so choose. All insurances are accepted.
Download and complete the consent forms for your student today.
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Schoolhouse Mobile Care provides a number of services on site at your child’s elementary, middle, or high school and works in collaboration with school nurses to provide additional on-site services during regular school hours. Services include well child visits, physicals, immunizations and acute (sick) visits - all aimed at promoting healthier kids who are ready to learn, and saving you time in the process!
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