Location: United States
Hazel works with school nurses to provide virtual primary care straight from school. When a student needs an assessment, the nurse can initiate a video call with the doctor who can prescribe medication or organise other medical care.
A leading cause of absence in students is poor health. Frequently missing out on class and social activities can lead to problems learning core skills useful in life and higher education. There’s also the social impact of losing interactions with others. When students have access to primary medical care in-school, health concerns can be addressed immediately so the student can quickly get back to their work.
Hazel is a telemedicine solution that works with school health centres and nurses to provide virtual doctor appointments. When a student needs attention, the school nurse can initiate a video call with the service. Nurses are provided with all the tools they may need for providing the doctor with information such as an iPad and medical cart with equipment such as a thermometer.
The doctor can prescribe medication or help set up an in-office visit if the student requires more medical care. Parents and family physicians are kept informed about the student’s virtual appointment to keep everyone on the same page. As well as urgent services, there are options for health education and screenings. The platform ultimately empowers the school nursing team, allowing them to get a doctor opinion to help students remain focused on their education. Parents do have the choice to opt-out their child if they wish too.