School-Based Virtual Care
Keeping you and your family healthy is our top priority. But we know it’s not always easy to interrupt your day for a doctor’s visit. Available at select locations, Atrium Health Floyd school-based virtual care makes it easy to get care for minor conditions – without leaving school.
Most insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare, cover virtual care. Depending on your insurance plan, you may be responsible for copays and deductibles for these services. If your family does not have insurance, financial assistance may be available.
How It Works
Step 1: Request a Virtual Visit
A virtual care visit with a doctor starts with your school nurse. A parent or guardian can also send a note or contact the school requesting a visit in advance for minor, non-contagious conditions.
Step 2: During a Virtual Visit
If the student is a minor, their parent or guardian will be contacted prior to the school nurse scheduling a virtual visit with a provider. The parent or guardian will be invited to join the virtual care visit by video or phone. Appointments are held in a private, secure space at school. During the visit, the virtual provider will assess the patient over video with the help of the school nurse.
Step 3: Get Back to Your Day
The provider will diagnose the patient's condition and offer a treatment plan. If needed, the provider can send prescriptions to a preferred pharmacy. With permission, visit notes will be sent to the patient's primary care doctor.
If the patient's condition is minor and non-contagious, everyone can return to their day without leaving school or work.
Common Conditions Treated
Atrium Health Floyd is here and ready to care for students, faculty and staff. We provide virtual care for a variety of conditions, including:
- Ear pain
- Flu symptoms
- Head lice
- Pink eye
- Sore throat
- Urinary tract infection
Current Locations Where School-Based Virtual Care is Offered
For more information contact your school nurse or call 706-291-5372.