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Virtual Visits in Polk School District High Schools
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​​Care When You Need It

​Atrium Health Floyd is offering virtual doctor visits at Cedartown High School and Rockmart High School. Students, faculty members and staff can conveniently talk to a doctor using video chat without leaving school. Most sick visits as well as disease management appointments are eligible for virtual doctor visits. 

Virtual visits are covered by most insurance providers. ​ For questions about your coverage, contact your insurance provider.​

How to Schedule

  • ​​Visit or call​ a school nurse.

    • If a student visits the school nurse and could benefit from a virtual visit, their legal guardian will be contacted for consent and paperwork. 

  • ​Complete the appointment paperwork online provided ​by email or text. ​

  • ​At the time of the appointment, the patient will use the computer station at the nurse's clinic at the school. Using the designated computer will help maintain quality and reduce technical difficulty during the virtual visit. 

  • For students, a school nurse will be present during the visit. Parents may also join the virtual doctor visit from their personal device by clicking a link they will receive after they consent to the visit.

  • If medication is needed, the physician's office will be able to send the prescription to the patient's preferred pharmacy.​​

  • If parents are unable to join, they will receive follow up from the physician's office or school nurse.

Common Condition​s 

Atrium Health Floyd provides virtual doctor visits as a convenience for school faculty and staff and for parents. Most common illnesses can be diagnosed through video chat while some still require an in-person visit to provide the best care. Our school nurses will help determine if a condition is suitable for a virtual visit.

The following conditions can be treated through a virtual visit:​​

  • ​Viral illness

  • Upper respiratory illness symptoms

  • Ear pain/ear infection

  • Sore throat

  • Rapid flu test

  • Rapid strep test

  • UTI

  • Pink eye

  • Seasonal allergies

  • Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea/GI illness

  • Skin conditions (insect bites, eczema, etc.)

​Patients with fevers above 104 degrees, severe respiratory symptoms or a racing pulse require an in-person exam and will be referred to a primary care physician for an in-person visit.

Participating Physicians 

​A virtual doctor visit will be scheduled with one of the two following medical physicians. If a child, faculty or staff member already has a primary care physician, the virtual visit records will be sent to the physician'​s office. 

Dr. Tyler Barnes

Tyler Barnes, M.D.

Dr. Barnes is a native of Rockmart and believes in developing a partnership with patients and their families. Dr. Barnes provides sick care and wellness visits for infants, children and teenagers. ​His pediatric interests include ADHD management and healthy lifestyles/obesity management.​ He is board certified and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Lyndsay Claroni

Lyndsay Claroni, D.O.

Dr. Lyndsay Claroni is a local physician who provides ​medical care to all ages​ in our ​community, from newborns to senior adults. She also is medical director of Atrium Health ​Floyd’s School Nurse program in Polk County, bringing clinical oversight to the care school nurses give to the children in our schools.

School Nurse Contact​s​

Cedartown High School 

Jill Pilgrim

Jill Pilgrim, LPN ​
Phone: 770.748.0490​​​​ ​

Rockmart High School ​​

Katherine Pace Rockmart High School Nurse

​Katharine Pace​​, LPN 
Phone: 770.684.5432​

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