Sadly, many students faced with acute illness or flare-up of chronic disease processes often have difficulty accessing healthcare. This can be due to a variety of reasons including lack of transportation, lack of insurance,unable to secure an appointment with their regular physician at the time of need, or have not established care with a regular provider.
Thanks to a persistent vision of BCS Coordinated School Health office, the resources of the Ronald McDonald House Charities, the funding from the United Way Bradley Memorial Health Endowment Fund grant, Bradley/Cleveland Education foundation, and partnerships with Sky Ridge Medical and Erlanger Hospitals, a pilot program has been instituted to provide medical services through the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile/TeleMedicine to students in Bradley County Schools, Cleveland City Schools, and Polk County Schools.
No longer will students have to go without medical treatment if they don't lack the opportunity to visit a physician. The Care Mobile/TeleMedicine is available to support the uninsured children and those children on TennCare to help provide the best possible care for them. Nurse practioner, Natalie Pollard, is at our home site at Waterville Elementary school, and will assist those who need care.
Please refer to the attached schedule for the caremobile or call your child's school to set up an appointment. Faculty and students may visit the caremobile at any location whether it be the county or city school system.
We are excited about this wonderful opportunity to help serve the families in our community!