April 21, 2021 – Collinsville Community Unit School District #10 announces a partnership with Hazel Health to expand health care services available to Collinsville High School and Collinsville Middle School students.
Hazel offers virtual doctor visits accessible both from the school nurse’s office and from home. The service is available beginning May 5, 2021 to all CHS and CMS students: those with and without primary care physicians; and those with and without insurance.
The Collinsville Community Unit School District #10 Board of Education approved the partnership with Hazel Health at the April 19, 2021 regular monthly meeting.
Hazel is an external, independent healthcare service that provides physical and behavioral healthcare to over 1.5 million students. CHS and CMS parents can opt-in to Hazel by submitting a signed consent form. If a student isn’t feeling well during the school day, school health staff can facilitate a telehealth visit. In addition, families who are enrolled in the program can utilize a video doctor visit from home, even during summer break.
“We are pleased to offer an additional service to help our high school and middle school families access health care when needed,” said Collinsville CUSD 10 Superintendent Dr. Mark B. Skertich, “When students aren’t feeling well, they miss school. We are making doctor visits available to CHS and CMS through Hazel Health to minimize lost academic time as well as disruptions to our families already hectic schedules.”
Hazel provides extended student health services including:
- Medical treatment: For stomach aches, headaches, sprained ankles, asthma concerns, and everything in between
- Medication: Prescriptions written or over-the-counter provided at school when needed
- Coordination: With family physician and school
Hazel’s on-demand visits utilize board-certified doctors, physician assistants and nurses who can dispense care in the student’s preferred language. Hazel provides families with referrals, resources and the follow-up to ensure healthy outcomes.
CUSD 10 Director of Special Education Alison Underwood led the launch of Hazel in Collinsville schools. According to Underwood, “This will allow us the opportunity to provide another layer of resources and wrap around services for all CHS and CMS students. Hazel is a virtual health care platform accessible for all students regardless of insurance or ability to pay.”
“Students will be able to access this service from home or in the nurse’s office if deemed appropriate. Hazel can diagnose a student, recommend over the counter medications and/or prescriptions before the student even leaves the nurse’s office,” said Underwood.
Hazel offers an additional tool for school nurses and health staff if a student exhibits symptoms of an illness at school. If an at-school telehealth visit seems warranted, the parent/guardian will be contacted by the school. Following the visit, parents receive a detailed update.
CUSD 10 Head Nurse Lisa Sabatino said, “Our health staff members are excited to partner with Hazel Health to better serve our student population. It continues to be our goal to keep students well and in school when possible, as well as to assist parents with finding appropriate healthcare resources. Hazel will extend our school health reach allowing additional health professionals to diagnose, provide over the counter meds, and send prescriptions to the family’s preferred pharmacy when appropriate. Overall, Hazel Health will allow us to provide families with quicker access to healthcare in order to get students well and ready to resume learning.”
Find out more and sign-up for Hazel Health Services through CUSD 10:
CHS and CMS families can sign-up for services by creating an account and providing consent for their student to be seen by the Hazel licensed providers.
For information and a link to the consent form, visit the Hazel/Kahoks website: https://my.hazel.co/kahoks/info
Here’s a brief video for families explaining how Hazel Health works:
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