Southern Indiana Rural Health Clinic
Kevin Dillman
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Southwestern will be offering an onsite clinic and telehealth clinic which will provide medical care for your child when they become ill during school hours. The School-Based Telehealth Clinic gives your child the opportunity to be seen by a licensed healthcare provider without having to leave school. Information regarding the onsite clinic is also listed below. An explanation of services offered, including services by telehealth is listed below. You do not have to be present for your child to be seen; however, a consent form must be signed by you in order for any services to be rendered.

Care for your child will be provided by a licensed healthcare provider either in person or by telemedicine. Telemedicine is the use of telecommunication and information technology to provide clinical health care from a distance. In our setting, this means that there will be two-way video conferencing between the healthcare provider and your child with the school nurse or assigned school official. Any exam that is requested by the healthcare provider will be accomplished by state of the art technology, allowing high resolution visualization of ears, throat, and skin as well as high fidelity sound of heart and lungs. This will allow almost any visit to the nurse’s office to result in an accurate medical assessment without your child needing to leave school. When your child represents symptoms that are beyond the scope of care for a school nurse, your child will be either transported to the school health clinic 127 S. Hwy 31 in Austin, Indiana by a school representative or your child will be seen virtually using diagnostic equipment via telehealth. An attempt to contact parents will be made prior to initiation of the primary care visit. Parents will also be given the option to transport children themselves and/or be present at all primary care visits that take place at the onsite clinic and via telehealth. Following an onsite clinic visit, your child will be transported back to his/her school unless parent is present to transport home.

Services that will be provided at the school-based clinic for your child, include:

  • Diagnoses and treatment for acute illnesses and minor injuries such as strep throat, ear infections, rash, and influenza
  • Limited laboratory testing
  • Wellness exams and sports physicals
  • Management and ongoing care of existing medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma
  • Behavioral health services and referrals

Your insurance will be billed for services provided in the clinic. If you do not have insurance or Medicaid coverage, services will be provided on a sliding fee scale that is based on the student’s income. If you or your child is uninsured, please contact the Indiana Division of Family Resources at (800) 403-0864 to assist you with obtaining insurance.

HOURS of Operation
The School-Based Telehealth Clinic will be open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-3:00 pm. - See more at: