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Mississippi School-based Telehealth

helps children thrive

where they learn

Young child smiling.

A partnership with the Mississippi Department of Education and the University of Mississippi Medical Center


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As of June 2024, Mississippi School-Based Telehealth covers 
73 Districts | 424 Schools | 191,718 Students

How It Works

When a student
needs medical care
Child holding head in hands.
The school nurse starts a video
visit with a UMMC provider
Medical provider wearing white coat and stethoscope.
Who examines the child and
recommends treatment on the spot
Provider conducts online virtual visit with patient.

Video visits are free of charge for families in enrolled school districts. Parents must consent and can join the video visit.

See Mississippi School-based Telehealth in action.
Child looks up at health care provider.
Prompt care for a
student’s physical and
mental health
Giving children access to trusted medical care at their own school, during school hours, gives them a new level of support both in and out of class.
Minor Medical Care
In districts that offer the program, school nurses can consult with UMMC providers when a student needs treatment for a wide range of concerns, including
Asthma and allergies          Skin irritations
Colds and flu                     Head lice
Sore throat                       Pink eye
Headaches                        Rashes
     Fever                           And more
Child blows nose.
Behavioral health care
from experienced
We help school counselors and nurses support children’s mental and emotional health needs, including anxiety, depression, behavioral difficulties, coping skills, expressing feelings, and more.
Training and Coaching
For Nurses
We train school nurses on how to spot common dental problems in students and help students develop healthy dental habits. See how we support school nurses.
For Students
We offer lifestyle coaching for students at risk of developing diabetes.
Child smiling.

Mississippi School-based Telehealth Supports

Contact the Mississippi School-based Telehealth Program
For questions, or to ask about enrolling your school district in the program, please get in touch with us.
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This presentation was made possible by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of the National Telehealth Centers of Excellence Award U66RH31459. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of nor an endorsement by the HRSA, HHS or the US Government.