The district is partnering with Virtual Care for Kids, which brings pediatricians to school health rooms through video conferencing.
That means students can be immediately treated by a doctor for ailments like strep throat and the flu. The treatment is either free or low-cost.
"Virtual Care for Kids will provide campus health rooms with on-site rapid flu and strep tests as well as over-the-counter medications such as fever reducers," the district said. "No longer do students need to go untreated and suffer through painful symptoms that can be quickly treated."
After a student has been seen, Virtual Care for Kids will provide a visit summary to parents and, if deemed necessary, an electronic prescription can be sent to the pharmacy of the family's choice and a visit summary can be sent to the student's primary care physician. The service can also be used from home any day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. if a student's condition worsens or persists.
Parents can register through the parent portal on the AISD website to take part.
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