Effingham Health System offers this innovative medical program, where parents may opt-in to use telemedicine to diagnose and treat their sick children, while in school. Effingham Health System’s TELEMED makes healthcare for children more convenient and accessible, avoids delays in treatment, and enhances learning by decreasing absenteeism.
The Effingham Health System/Effingham County Schools Telemedicine program currently serves all elementary schools in Effingham County with the addition of Effingham County Middle School and South Effingham Middle School. Effingham Health System is honored to partner with Global Partnership for Telehealth, which has launched telemedicine programs in hundreds of schools across the United States.
With the parent’s permission, assessments and diagnoses will be performed by a physician or advanced practitioner from Effingham Health System. Our exceptionally trained team will advise on medical treatment and call in any prescriptions. Parents may pre-enroll, or opt-in at any point during the school year. Contact your school nurse for more information.
Today’s telemedicine includes cutting-edge medical treatment and innovative technology. A blue tooth stethoscope, HD digital cameras, monitors, and a digital exam camera, provide a high definition picture of the patient for the physician, who communicates via live cameras and a computer. While a secure connection assures patient privacy.