Dozens of students participate in an after-school program at Hopkins Elementary School in rural Richland County. After most of their classmates have gone home for the day,...
Elementary School Uses Telehealth to Enhance Student Care
Hemingway Elementary is a school located in the town of Hemingway in Williamsburg County, South Carolina. The school is situated in a typically rural setting with open swaths of land, hay fields, few homes, and two-lane highways.
Just as in many other rural areas of South Carolina, families in Hemingway seeking pediatric treatment for their child are faced with a challenge; There is no pediatrician in town. In order to increase local access to quality care, Hemingway Elementary tapped into telehealth. Through a secure video link, students are able to have a consultation with a doctor in real-time from their school nurse’s office. Elneicia Burgess, mother of the fourth-grader, Tristen, believes the telehealth consult is very beneficial, and Tristen is also happy about it.
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