IDEA student in a classroom
2019 File Photo courtesy IDEA Public Schools

IDEA Public Schools increases access to Telemedicine, COVID-19 Testing

As the need for telehealth services continues to grow, school districts across are seeking additional resources where they can receive safe and dependable healthcare.

Virtual Care for Families, the largest Texas-based telemedicine provider, along with Urgent Care for Kids, have partnered with IDEA Public Schools in El Paso to bring telehealth services to students throughout the school year through the Virtual Care for Families SchoolMed program.

“We’re excited to partner with IDEA Public Schools to increase access to and reimagine healthcare through Virtual Care for Families SchoolMed in-school telehealth,” said Tracy Spinner, Executive Director of SchoolMed.

“We have a great opportunity with IDEA Public Schools and their team to positively impact the health of students, staff, and families,” said Spinner.

These services extend to both children and adults – including students, staff, and families of students who can take advantage of this beneficial service.

Officials add that through the SchoolMed program, students will be able to receive screenings for COVID-19 and antibody testing and get treated for colds, flus, sore throats, infections such as strep throat, pink eye, rashes, as well as allergies.

IDEA officials add that parents need to check with their insurance provider to confirm if the telehealth service is in-network for their plan.

Pre-register online via this link.