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School Based Telemedicine

Telemedicine Steps

What We Do

Prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and follow up of common problems

Examples of common issues treated via Telemedicine:

  • Ear pain, infections, & wax removal
  • Eye redness, irritation, pain
  • Skin rashes, bug bites, ringworm and eczema
  • Cough & Cold symptoms
  • Testing for Covid, Flu, Strep and Fungal
  • ADHD & Asthma Meds
  • Weight check


Telemedicine in School

Telemedicine at School

Watch the video: Better School Telehealth

Who Examines Your Child

  • Exams will be performed by a URMC Tech or Rochester City School District Nurse & University of Rochester providers will assess, diagnose and treat
  • Staff will take vitals and use electronic equipment to take photos, videos and sounds of problem areas and send data to a URMC clinician.
  • URMC staff will also take strep, fungal, or viral swabs when indicated
  • A clinician can be present via video and a parent can opt for a three way video too.

Where, When and How?

  • Where? Rochester City School District and Mary Cariola
  • When? The services are available Monday through Friday during school hours
  • How do I make an appointment? Call Strong Pediatric Telemedicine Coordinator at (585) 275-7591 and provide patient name, parent contact info, and why you'd like the child to be seen.

UR Medicine's Golisano Children's Hospital Pediatric Practice is able to utilize Telemedicine in area schools in order to perform ADHD & Asthma follow up visits as well as diagnose and treat acute illnesses. This alleviates barriers to healthcare and reduces urgent care visits. Students can be seen by a provider and be treated in school.

Telemedicine Information

Contact Us

For more information contact the Telemedicine Coordinator at (585) 275-7591.

Enhanced Collaboration Between Providers and Schools

Our program is currently piloting in 10 schools in the Rochester City School District. A tech is able to be dispatched to any school in the district, however these schools have the equipment on site and the nurses have the ability to perform visits on their own: School No. 4, 12, 15, 16, 17,  22, 34, 42, 50, and 54.