Moultrie, Georgia – July 11, 2022 – This coming school year, it will be easier for families to receive medical attention for a sick child at school. Every elementary school plus GEAR will have access to telehealth treatment for students in partnership with Colquitt Regional Medical Center physicians. School nurses have always provided on-site care for minor health needs of students and assisted with the daily management of existing medical conditions. The Packer Health Clinic program will add another layer of service that will benefit both the student and guardian.
Students will be able to be evaluated by a school nurse for acute illnesses such as sore throat, earache, and skin rashes, as well as have lab tests administered for viruses such as flu and strep. The student can have a virtual visit with a physician for diagnosis and treatment if needed. The Packer Health Clinic program will allow for a faster evaluation of medical needs, reduce the spread of any contagious condition by eliminating the need to visit a doctor’s office, and quicker access to treatment once diagnosed by the physician. For minor cases, parents will benefit from not having to leave work but still be able to have their child receive medical attention.
To participate in telehealth services in the Packer Health Clinic, guardians must complete an enrollment packet provided by the student’s school nurse. Forms are available on the school district website and will be distributed at open house. A copy of the student’s insurance card will also be required.
The Packer Health Clinic is made possible by a partnership with the Colquitt Regional Medical Foundation, the Global Partnership for Telehealth, and the Colquitt County School District. For more information on the Packer Health Clinic services, please visit https://www.colquitt.k12.ga.us/departments/health-nurses/packer-health-clinic