EOMC Telemedicine Program
Caring for your child’s health just got easier!
Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center is proud to offer Telemedicine to students, faculty & staff of Poteau and Howe Public Schools. School based telehealth programs keep parents at work and kids in the classroom, a win-win for families and the community.
Parents/Guardian must enroll students in the Telehealth program. This service does not replace your child’s regular primary care provider but provides convenient access to medical care when it is needed. If you are unable to get an immediate appointment and your child needs to be evaluated, EOMC wants to bridge that gap and keep your kids healthy and in the classroom!
If you are a parent/guardian of a child in Poteau or Howe Public Schools, download and complete the required forms below to enroll your child in this program.
No Insurance? No Worries!
It’s great if you have insurance, but even if you don’t, we will help make healthcare for your child affordable.
Get seen at school ANY time!
The Nurse Practitioner examines your child during school, with the assistance of the School Nurse, using video conferencing and medical equipment.
Your child doesn't miss school!
Imagine how easy life will be when your child gets medical attention without leaving school.
You don't miss work!
You’ve got enough to worry about at work. Save the travel time and days off it takes to take care of your sick child. The school nurse and our Nurse Practitioner will contact you regarding the care or treatment of your child.
How does the program work?
With parent/guardian permission, a student may be evaluated by a Certified Nurse Practitioner through telemedicine conferencing. The school nurse will quickly evaluate the student, then contact the parent for permission to evaluate using telehealth communications. After permission from the parent/guardian, the student will be evaluated by the Nurse Practitioner for a complete assessment. Parents are welcome to attend the session if desired.
The school nurse will assist the provider during the evaluation using the equipment as needed. The provider will be able to listen to the heart and lungs with a digital stethoscope. Additionally, the eyes, ears, nose, throat, and skin will be able to be evaluated with the use of a high definition digital otoscope and camera.
Upon completion of the virtual visit, the Nurse Practitioner will contact the parent/guardian and provide follow up instruction and submit an electronic prescription, if indicated, to their pharmacy of choice. A record of the visit will be kept in EOMC’s electronic medical record. A copy of the visit can be provided to the primary care provider upon request. The parent/guardian will also have full access to treatment and visit information through the EOMC Telehealth clinic patient portal.
What are examples of conditions that could be treated?
- Rashes/Minor Skin Infections
- Strep Throat
- Influenza (Flu)
- Pink Eye
There are medical needs that will require an in-person evaluation by a medical provider. You may be asked to schedule an appointment with your child’s primary care provider directly if an evaluation by telemedicine isn’t enough for diagnosis.
How will the program be funded?
Nurse Practitioner services are provided on a fee for service basis. Insurance and Oklahoma SoonerCare will be billed. Deductibles will be billed out to the guarantor. When eligible coverage cannot be verified parents/guardians will be billed. If cost of the visit places a hardship on parent or guardian, they are encouraged to contact our Admitting department to discuss options (918-635-3302).
How do I review my child’s visit summary in the health care portal?
By providing your email address an invite will be sent to register for the telehealth clinic or family medical clinic website. This will allow you to create a password and login, so you can access the visit information directly.
How will I know if my child has been seen via telehealth?
The school nurse will always call the parent/guardian before the telehealth visit is initiated. While we will likely have the written consent on file, we want to ensure the parent/guardian is informed on the health status of their child. We will require a parental/guardian telephone consent before every visit, so you are aware your child needs a virtual telehealth evaluation.
How can I participate in my child’s appointment?
You may participate in your child’s appointment in two different ways. The provider/school nurse may ask you about your child’s medical history or current medications so please have this information available and you may attend the visit at the child’s school site.
Who should I contact if I have questions?
- Registration questions—School nurse
- Billing questions—EOMC Admitting department 918-635-3302
- Follow up questions—School nurse, Patient portal, or Telehealth clinic
- Routine healthcare needs—Please contact your primary care physician for any routine healthcare checkups
- School based healthcare needs—Please discuss your child’s healthcare needs with the school nurse