Virtual health services coming to Nevada schools

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Nevada Health Centers already has started providing virtual health services to two schools and will add more each quarter.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (KLAS) – The state health department has awarded a $1 million grant to a nonprofit group to bring telehealth to Nevada schools.

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services says the two-year grant could benefit nearly 40 schools in Carson City, and Elko and Clark counties.

Nevada Health Centers already has started providing virtual health services to two schools and will add more each quarter.

Corie Nieto directs telehealth services for the group. She says virtual health visits can help students who are sick but not contagious and whose families are concerned about missing school or work.

School nurses will have a cart and video monitor, hand-held camera, Bluetooth-connected stethoscope and other instruments to help one of several doctors off-site examine patients.

Parents can join the appointment remotely or in person. To find out where telehealth services are available in Nevada click here.

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