Keeping your family healthy is your top priority, but it’s not always easy to interrupt the day for a doctor’s visit. Atrium Health Navicent is proud to bring virtual care to Peach County schools. As the district’s only provider of School-Based Virtual Care, this telehealth program lets students, faculty and staff get care for minor conditions – without leaving school.

To learn more, please get in touch with your school nurse.

Benefits of Virtual Care at School

With School-Based Virtual Care – also called telehealth at school – your child can see a health care provider over video, and you can join the visit using a phone, tablet or computer.

In addition to being convenient and helping your child feel better, having virtual care at school has been shown to reduce missed school days and limit unnecessary emergency room trips, saving you time and money on doctors’ visits. And most insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare, cover telehealth services. Depending on your insurance plan, you may be responsible for copays and deductibles for these services​. If your family does not have insurance, financial assistance may be available.

Plus, all visits are performed by providers from Atrium Health Navicent – the region’s most preferred provider of children’s health care. In addition to exceptional pediatric primary care, we’re home to Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital and more pediatric specialty programs than anyone else in the area.

Providing Virtual Care at Peach County Schools

School-Based Virtual Care helps your child get medical care when they need it, without missing class.

How School-Based Virtual Care Works

Step 1: Request a Virtual Visit

Your child can request a virtual visit during the school day by telling the school nurse when they’re not feeling well.

Once a visit has been , you’ll be contacted for consent and invited to join by video or phone call.

Step 2: ​Start the Visit

Appointments are held in a private, secure space at school. During the visit, the virtual Atrium Health Navicent provider will assess your child over video, with the help of the on-site school nurse. They’ll use special technology, called digital diagnostic technology, to perform a virtual examination. The exam includes listening to your child’s heart and lungs and looking at their ears and throat.

Step 3: Get Back to Your Day

At the end of the visit, the provider will give a diagnosis and treatment plan. If needed, they’ll send prescriptions to your preferred pharmacy. With your permission, we can send notes from your child’s visit to their primary care doctor. If they don’t have a doctor, we can help you find one.

If the condition is minor and not contagious, ​everyone can return to their day without leaving school or work.

School-Based Virtual Care for Faculty and Staff

School-Based Virtual Care isn’t just for students. If you work at a Peach County School, you can get convenient, high-quality care, too!

Once you request a visit, a health care provider will examine you with special technology, give you a diagnosis and send in prescriptions if needed – all over video. They’ll also send a visit summary to your primary care provider to keep them in the loop (or help you find a doctor if you don’t have one). If your condition is minor and not contagious, you can back to your workday, with minimal interruption.

To request a visit, contact your school nurse during school hours.

Common Conditions Treated

Atrium Health Navicent is here and ready to care for students, faculty and staff. We provide virtual care for a variety of conditions, including:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Colds
  • Cough
  • Ear pain
  • Fever
  • Flu symptoms
  • Head lice
  • Headache
  • Pink eye
  • Rash
  • Sore throat
  • Stomachache
Locations

Atrium Health Navicent is the only provider of School-Based Virtual Care in the Peach County School District. We bring virtual care to:

  • Byron Elementary School
  • Byron Middle School
  • Fort Valley Middle School
  • Hunt Elementary School
  • Kay Road Elementary School
  • Peach County High School
Resources

Before your child can have a virtual visit at school, you need to complete the enrollment and consent forms. Download and complete the form below, then give them to your school nurse.

2023 Enrollment and Consent Form

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a virtual visit? How does it work?

A virtual visit – also called telehealth – is when you see a health care provider over video.

During a School-Based Virtual Care visit, the virtual provider is assisted by an in-person school nurse. Together, they use special technology, called digital diagnostic technology, to perform a virtual examination. The exam includes listening to your heart and lungs and possibly looking at your ears and throat. This allows the provider to see important details as they diagnose your symptoms.

How can I have a virtual visit?

Students, faculty and staff of a School should talk to their school nurse if they’re not feeling well. The school nurse will help determine if a virtual visit is needed and schedule the video call with the Atrium Health Navicent provider.

Can another person join the virtual visit?

Yes. If the visit is for a minor, the school nurse will contact the child’s guardian first for consent. If you’re the guardian, you can then join the visit using a phone, tablet or computer.

How much does a virtual visit cost?

Most insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare, cover telehealth services. Depending on your insurance plan, you may be responsible for copays and deductibles for these services. If your family does not have insurance, financial assistance may be available.