AultmanNow School-based Telemedicine Program Coming to CCS Secondary Schools This Fall!
The Canton City School District is pleased to announce it will partner with Aultman Orrville Hospital, an affiliate of the Aultman Health Foundation, to offer Telemedicine services beginning in October of 2023.
On Aug. 7, 2023, the Board of Education approved the purchase of five secured hospital information kiosks with video assessment capabilities. These “telehealth” stations will be facilitated by school nurses at McKinley Senior High School, Early College High School and Middle School @ Lehman, Crenshaw Middle School, the STEAMM Academy, and Patrick Elementary.
This new service will allow students and staff to receive clinical assessments during regular school hours including examinations, medical guidance, treatment options, and other recommendations. Medical Professionals can call in prescriptions to the student’s or staff member’s requested pharmacy, if necessary.
Superintendent Jeff Talbert said providing these services will allow students and staff to feel better faster and help prevent unnecessary absenteeism.
“We are very happy to offer high-quality, convenient health services to our students and staff,” said Talbert. “We plan to expand the services to our elementary and intermediate buildings in 2024-25.
In order to be eligible for telehealth visits, parents/guardians must enroll their child in the program through Final Forms. This includes completing a basic medical history form and providing consent. Parents/guardians will be contacted by the school nurse prior to a telehealth visit and will be encouraged to attend, if possible. A written report will be sent home with the student that day. Insurance will be billed for the visit.