School Telehealth Services

Health Care at School

New for the 2019-2020 school year!

District 742 and CentraCare have partnered to bring health care services to students at Apollo High School and Tech High School. Students can meet with a pediatric provider using video chat technology.

Care for Minor Illnesses

  • Congestion
  • Cough
  • Ear pain
  • Fever
  • Eye problems
  • Abrasions
  • Rashes
  • Mouth sores
  • Skin infection

Behavioral Health Visits

Students who already see an integrated behavioral health provider may be able to go to their scheduled appointments in the school Telehealth Office, rather than traveling to CentraCare Plaza Clinic - Pediatrics for their appointment. Additionally, integrated behavioral health providers will be available for consultation without a prior appointment. The medical team and school staff will help coordinate and offer this resource when appropriate. At this time, behavioral health services are limited to those provided at CentraCare Plaza Clinic – Pediatrics.

See a list of common questions and answers below or call 320-654-3610 for more information.

Questions & Answers

Where do Telehealth Visits Take Place?
The Telehealth Office is a designated area located inside Apollo High School and Tech High School. This room offers a private space where students can meet with a CentraCare provider via video chat.

How does it work?
Students with a scheduled behavioral health visit will arrive at the Telehealth Office at their scheduled time. Students who are feeling ill should go to the nurse’s office. The school nurse will determine if a telehealth visit is appropriate.

Can parents be present during a telehealth visit?
Parents are welcome to join the visit via telephone call.

What is the cost for telehealth visits?
Services provided through telehealth will be billed by CentraCare using standard clinic fees. If you have insurance, CentraCare will submit claims to the insurance company. For questions about financial services available at CentraCare, contact 320-255-5622.

What happens if a prescription is needed?
If the CentraCare provider recommends medication, the prescription will be sent to the student’s preferred pharmacy.

Will the student be sent home from school?
School staff will follow school policy to make this determination.

When are telehealth visits available?
Apollo High School will offer telehealth services starting on the first day of school. Tech High School will offer visits beginning October 2019. Visits are available when school is in session, during normal school hours.

How should parents prepare for a telehealth visit?
Complete the CentraCare Admission Consent form and return it to your school’s health office at the start of the school year, or any time.

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