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What is Virtual Health and how can it benefit my school?

We’re excited to offer parents and students a new option for pediatric care at their school. Through high definition video and communications equipment, the school nurse can connect with a Cook Children's provider for assessment and treatment reducing student absenteeism.

How is the program funded?

There is no cost to the school as the equipment and Virtual Health platform will be provided by Cook Children’s through a service contract with the school district. Services are provided on a fee for service basis to be paid for by the parent or guardian. Texas Medicaid and CHIP will be billed for those students presenting eligible coverage, and is covered at 100% after copay.

Cook Children's does not bill commercial insurance for School-Based Virtual Health visits. Upon request, we can provide a detailed statement so the parent may file with their commercial payor.

How is student privacy protected?

All parents/guardians will be required to complete Cook Children’s designated consents and acknowledgments for treatment and communication of patient information. Cook Children’s physicians and staff will follow the patient confidentiality and privacy policies of Cook Children’s Health Care System. The Virtual Health video conference platform selected is HIPAA compliant.

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