Wayne County Schools Healthy Kids Clinic continues to be open for business, while also providing Telehealth online service. Besides being available in person on weekdays, this extra service is now available through the local clinic to be even more accommodating to patients.
Patients can receive care at home without exposing themselves to further illness or exposing others to illness
“It is similar to in-person visits with the convenience of being home. Patients receive the same high-quality care they have come to expect from Family Medical Centers’ providers,” said Ibby Hopper, director of School Based Health Services Healthy Kids Clinics, located in this area of the state. “Telehealth is available in Healthy Kids Clinics in each county we serve. Check it out through our website or App.”
The first step in the process is to call Health Kids Clinic at (844) 435-0900 to make an appointment. “The receptionist can walk you through the process. You can put an App on your laptop, personal computer, tablet, cell phone, or other mobile device. She will tell you to put in my provider number and she’ll accept your visit and you are seen,” explained Wayne County Healthy Kids Clinic Nurse Practitioner Rebecca Albright.
“It is very easy to use,” noted Albright. “Once you have downloaded the App, the patient is sent an invite on their email. There’s a link on the email that will take them to the meeting room on the App, with the provider.”
So far the Healthy Kids Clinic Behavioral Health Specialists have had the most Telehealth visits, locally, with this brand new service.
Of course, the district’s Healthy Kids Clinic will continue to offer medical and behavioral health services in person, as well, during the current school closure. The local school clinic will remain open Monday through Friday, 8:00-3:00 p.m. Patients will be able to be seen at the Monticello Elementary Cardinal Kids Building at 230 College Street. Any Wayne Countian is welcome.
Walk-ins are also welcome. To schedule an appointment with a behavioral health therapist or medical assistance, please call 1-844-435-0900. Nurse Practitioner Rebecca Albright will be available to see patients.
The clinic does not have the ability to test for coronavirus.