Rural School District Receives Telehealth Clinic

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The Indiana Rural School Clinic Network has opened its last telehealth clinic of the year at West Washington School Corp. near Campbellsburg in Washington County. Pre-K through 6th graders and junior and senior high school students will have access to the clinic.

“Using state-of-the-art secure technology to deliver healthcare will benefit students and staff alike,” said West Washington School Corporation Superintendent Keith. Nance. “Given our rural location on a 55-acre campus, being able to digitally connect any of our PreK-12 students to the superb healthcare and behavioral services at the St. Vincent facility in Salem and the Ascension network creates a new dimension of service.”

Students and staff will now be able to see medical providers from St. Vincent Hospital in Salem without leaving school, through video conference technology. The new telehealth clinic is funded through a Health Resources and Services Administration grant through the Indiana Rural Health Association. The IRSCN has opened numerous telehealth clinics throughout the state this year, including in Greene County, Hamlet, and Versailles.

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