PHARR, Texas – In a press release sent out by the PSJA ISD, students and families now have on-demand access to healthcare from the safety of their homes through the district’s Telemedicine Program. The program is offered in partnership with Urgent Care for Kids and Preventive Health Solutions.
The PSJA Telemedicine Program allows students to be treated by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant right in their school nurse’s office and now also from the safety of their home through a two-way video conference, said the district’s release, this service provides patients the ability to connect via on-demand video chat with a Texas-based provider in minutes.
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, Virtual Care for Kids and Preventive Health Solutions recently expanded its partnership with PSJA ISD to include adults.
According to PSJA Health Services Director Sulema Solis, the program is available to all 32,000-plus students in the district’s 43 schools and their parents, as well as other adults in the household.
Expanding these on-demand health care services to adults helps families further practice social distancing and allows them the privilege to see a doctor without leaving their home if they are feeling sick to slow the spread.
All PSJA ISD insured and non-insured families are eligible for the program, but they need to complete a Consent Form so their children can access these services.