BAPS, TEAM Clinics provides medical care to students at school
Broken Arrow Public Schools is partnering with TEAM Clinics, an Oklahoma based technology company, to provide high-quality, immediate medical care to children where they are – at school. The district is currently one of only a few in Oklahoma who offer this service to its students.
TEAM Clinics is currently available at every elementary and secondary school site. At this time, it is not available at the early childhood centers, Vanguard Academy and Early College High School.
“We wanted to provide our students with more accessible medical care, so we are partnering with TEAM Clinics to provide quick on-site healthcare to students using technology to expedite diagnosis and treatment, ” said Derek Blackburn, executive director of student services. “This partnership with TEAM Clinics will provide a tremendous value to our families. Currently, TEAM Clinics can diagnose various illnesses, including strep and flu, rashes, common colds, etc. Rapid COVID tests are now available at all sites except the early childhood centers, Vanguard Academy and Early College High School."
TEAM Clinics expands the school’s abilities to serve their children by connecting nurses, licensed healthcare providers, parents and children for efficient, immediate healthcare. With the use of telemedicine technology, the TEAM Clinics provider can assess the child’s medical needs. TEAM Clinics visits are covered by most insurance companies.
“An illness isn't just hard on your child, it affects your whole family,” said CEO of TEAM Clinics Trevor Nutt. “Parents and other members of the family often rearrange their schedules and have to miss work to take their child to the doctor. We came up with a convenient way for children, who are already at school, to see a licensed healthcare provider. The parent can be at the appointment either via video or in person at school.”
How does Team Clinics work? When a child is not feeling well, he or she makes a visit to the nurse's office. The nurse and licensed healthcare provider, use telemedicine devices and if needed, use an on-site lab to run tests. This allows parents and licensed providers to see, hear and be a part of the visit from the very beginning to the end. The provider can make a diagnosis and send prescriptions, if necessary, to the pharmacy.
“We’re proud of the high-quality medical care we can provide our communities, and we want to give back as much as we can to support them,” said Nutt.
Parents/guardians can pre-register for an account with TEAM Clinics by visiting go.teamclinics.com or they can contact the health office at their child's school site. After the account has been set up, then the school's health office can work with the parent/guardian to use this service for their child in the future. Additionally, parents/guardians should not not utilize the appointment scheduler located within TeamClinics. Instead, the school's health office will need to be contacted to make an appointment.
For more information, visit www.teamclinics.com or contact student's school site.