The Independence School District is partnering with Hazel Health to expand student health services. Hazel offers virtual doctor visits accessible from the school nurse’s office for PreK – 12th grade. When your student is feeling sick while at school, they can connect with Hazel for same-day care. Service is available beginning September 8, 2021 to all ISD students.
ISD families 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. Parents will be notified prior to any virtual visit. Parents/guardians will need pediatrician information as well as insurance information and access to their cell phone or email address to provide a verification code during the opt-in process.
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 allows the ISD to provide HIPAA and FERPA-compliant school-based healthcare for minor ailments (earaches, sore throats, etc.) in order to ensure that students are healthy, and ready to learn. By gaining access to this tele-health service, many minor visits can be initiated by an ISD nurse in order to obtain a diagnosis without missing a day of learning.