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School-Based Telehealth Program

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The School-Based Telehealth program brings advanced health care to children in the school setting.

Long travel distances, missed school days, and missed work days for parents are barriers to accessing healthcare for many rural or medically underserved children. The School-Based Telehealth Program seeks to improve the availability of health care to underserved children across SC. The program improves access to acute sick care, chronic disease management and mental health services by bringing the care to the children.

How does it work?

Care is delivered in the school setting through a telehealth connection between the healthcare provider and the school nurse. Telehealth equipment includes a full exam camera, telemedicine-enabled stethoscopes and otoscopes, and video conference. School-based telehealth services include stable sick care and chronic disease management for conditions like asthma.

The provider examines the patient through high definition visual and audio equipment with the assistance of the school nurse, and is able to choose a treatment plan and prescribe medication. Parental consent is given beforehand, and parents/guardians are always invited to participate in the appointment by phone. Follow up notes are sent to the child’s primary care provider for their records and further coordination of care.

What are the benefits of this program?

  • Fewer missed school days for students and missed work days for parents
  • Faster access to an appointment and care
  • School-based health centers have been shown to increase healthcare access to rural children, decrease emergency room visits, decrease absenteeism, improve chronic disease management, and improve academic performance.1
1School-based health centers and pediatric practice. Pediatrics, 2012. 129(2): p. 387-93

School-Based Telehealth Providers

James T. McElligott, MD, MSCR
Kelli Garber, MSN, APRN, PPCNP-BC
Kathryn Cristaldi, MD, MHS 
Katherine Chike-Harris, DNP, PNP, NE

Please contact Elana Wells for additional details or questions:
Elana N. Wells, MPH, CHES
Program Manager, School-Based Telehealth
Phone: 843-876-0240
e-mail: navon@musc.edu

School-based Telehealth Program Locations

The School-based Telehealth Program seeks to improve the availability of comprehensive health care to underserved children in our state. This program is working to improve access to acute sick care, chronic disease management and mental health services by bringing the care to the children.

 

Baptist Hill Middle/High Scool
5117 Baptist Hill Road
Hollywood, SC 29449

Bamberg Ehrhardt Middle School 
897 North Street
Bamberg, SC 29003

Bamberg Ehrhardt High School
267 Red Raider Road
Bamberg, SC 29003

Burke High School
224 President Street
Charleston, SC 29401

CE Murray Middle and High School
222 C. E. Murray Blvd.
Greeleyville, SC 29056

Cherryvale Elementary School
1420 Furman Drive
Sumter, SC 29154

Chicora Elementary School
3100 Carner Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29405

Denmark-Olar Elementary School
1459 Soloman Blatt
Denmark, SC 29042

Denmark-Olar High School
197 Viking Circle
Denmark, SC 29042

Denmark-Olar Middle School
45 Green Street
Denmark, SC 29402

DP Cooper Charter School
4568 Seaboard Road
Salters, SC 29590

E.B. Ellington Elementary School
5540 Old Jacksonboro Road
Ravenel, SC 29470

Edmund A. Burns Elementary School
3795 Spruill Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29405

F.J. Delaine Elementary School
5355 Cane Savannah Road
Wedgefield, SC 29168 

Greeleyville Elementary School
7 Varner Avenue
Greeleyville, SC 29056

Goodwin Elementary School
5501 Dorchester Road
North Charleston, SC 29405

Hemingway Elementary School
160 Baxley Road
Hemingway, SC 29554

Hemingway Middle and High School
400 South Main Street, P.O. Drawer 1509
Hemingway, SC 29554

Hunley Park Elementary School
1000 Michigan Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29404

 

James Simons Elementary School
741 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Kenneth Gardner Elementary School
1503 Woodland Drive
Kingstree, SC 29556

Kingstree Middle & Williamsburg Magnet School of the Arts
710 Third Avenue
Kingstree, SC 29556

Kingstree Senior High School
615 Martin Luther King Avenue
Kingstree, SC 29556

Manchester Elementary School
200 West Clark Street
Pinewood, SC 29125

Mary Ford Elementary School
3180 Thomasina McPherson Boulevard
North Charleston, SC 29405

Memminger Elementary School
20 Beaufain Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Meeting Street Academy
642 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Meeting Street Elementary School at Brentwood
2685 Leeds Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29405

Minnie Hughes Elementary School
8548 Willtown Road
Hollywood, SC 29449

Mitchell Elementary School
2 Perry Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Pattison’s Academy for Comprehensive Education
2014 Bees Ferry Road
Charleston, SC 29414

Richard Carroll Elementary School
1980 Main Hwy
Bamberg, SC 29003

Sanders Clyde Elementary School
805 Morrison Drive
Charleston, SC 29403

Simmons Pinckney Middle School
224 President Street
Charleston, SC 29425

South Florence High School
3200 South Irby Street
Florence, SC 29505

W.M. Anderson Primary School
500 Lexington Avenue
Kingstree, SC 29556

 

Video: Telehealth throughout the state

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For more information about MUSC Health’s telemedicine programs, please contact MUSC Center for Telehealth at
843-792-7512.

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