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Jordan Valley Clinic offering virtual doctor’s visits for Republic School District students

Published: Sep. 16, 2021 at 11:36 AM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Families in Republic will soon have the luxury of not having to take their student out of school for some doctor’s appointments.

The district partnered with Jordan Valley Community Health Center. The service starts October 1. The center already offers school-based services in Lebanon and Hollister.

When a school nurse identifies a need, a Jordan Valley Community Health Center worker facilitates a tele-health visit with a provider. Parents must approve. The providers will see kids for things like ear infections, sore throats and rashes. The doctors may also prescribe medications. Jordan Valley Community Health Center will also brings provider in physically once a month to do things like well child checks, sports physicals and immunizations. The center will also offer services through its vision and dental mobile units. The convenient health services will also be available for staff.

“This is a great partnership for us,” said Natalie Botkin, Republic Schools Director of Health Services. “We are looking to remove barriers and getting access to care for our kids. And that means getting them into medical appointments, dental, vision, mental health appointments. So it’s about serving our kids and our families in more ways than what we can do just here in the school health office.

Jordan Valley Community Health Center says it takes all insurances, including Medicaid. They will also see kids who are uninsured.

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