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Written by  Tuesday, 25 December 2018 23:07
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Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center is proud to offer Telemedicine to students, faculty & staff of both Howe and Poteau Public Schools.

 

School based telehealth programs keep parents at work and kids in the classroom, a win-win for families and the community.

 

“The Telemed clinic is just one of the many goals at EOMC and we hope to have Telemed Clinics in all 17 schools in LeFlore county within a 5-year period,” said Amy Lomon, Marketing Director, for EOMC.

 

“Poteau and Howe are our test schools this year, and we are going live with this service for this school year.”

 

“I am excited about it, because there is not another hospital in the state offering this to its residents. Telemed has taken off in a big way in Texas, and it is also common in ER settings, but to have this technology at the schools where not only kids can be seen, but so can the faculty and staff of that school.”

 

The program should cut down on absences.

 

The Nurse Practitioner examines your child during school, with the assistance of the School Nurse, using video conferencing and medical equipment.

 

You’ve got enough to worry about at work. Save the travel time and days off it takes to take care of your sick child. The school nurse and our Nurse Practitioner will contact you regarding the care or treatment of your child.

 

Parents/Guardian must enroll students in the Telehealth program. This service does not replace your child’s regular primary care provider but provides convenient access to medical care when it is needed.

 

If you are unable to get an immediate appointment and your child needs to be evaluated, EOMC wants to bridge that gap and keep your kids healthy and in the classroom.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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