- Bess Race Elementary School
Virtual Health Care for Students
About Our Telemedicine Program
Crowley ISD is doing everything in its power to protect the health and safety of students as we return to classes this fall. Because of this, the district has partnered with Virtual Care for Families to make it possible for your child to be treated under the care of a pediatrician or pediatric-specialized provider right in the school nurse’s office through two-way video conference. By registering, your child will have access to a pediatric provider who can test for COVID-19, give treatment for the flu, colds, sore throat, fever and more.
How does it work?
1. Get Registered: Register your student for the SchoolMed telemedicine program at virtualcarefamilies.com/schoolmed.
2. Receive Care Immediately: If your student is in need of care while at school, they can quickly be seen by a pediatrician or pediatric specialized provider through secure two-way video conference in the nurse's office. If needed, on-site testing can be conducted for conditions such as COVID-19, the flu, and strep throat and care can be provided immediately.
3. Get Well Sooner: If needed, we can send a prescription to a pharmacy near you. We can also provide a full visit summary, and if desired, send the visit notes to your primary care physician.
How much does it cost?
Most visits will be delivered at little to no cost to the families.
Medicaid: All Texas Medicaid plans are accepted and most visits for Medicaid covered patients will cost $0.*
TRICARE: Prime members typically pay $0 for use of this service and other TRICARE members pay an affordable fee per visit. Virtual Care for Families is a TRICARE authorized provider and in-network with all TRICARE plans.
Commercial Insurance: Virtual Care for Families is in-network with most major plans (BCBS, UHC, Cigna, Aetna, Humana, etc.) and a telemedicine visit for your child typically costs the same as a normal trip to your child’s pediatrician office. The visit will be automatically billed to your child’s insurance company with no action needed by the parent or guardian.*
No Insurance: Virtual Care for Families will offer charity care for children who are without insurance and who are enrolled in the Free and Reduced Meal Program. All other students without health insurance will be offered a cash pay discounted rate of $50.
*Visit virtualcarefamilies.com/insurance-accepted for full details on insurance coverage.