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Walk-In Care to be provided to Ashland Independent and Boyd County schools

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  • Written By: Tammi Holbrook

Students, faculty and staff at Ashland Independent Schools and Boyd County Public Schools will have access to on-site healthcare beginning in August 2016 thanks to a new partnership with King’s Daughters Health System. The new initiative, Walk-In Care for Schools, brings a dedicated medical provider to school systems. The on-site provider can help adults and students by promoting physical, mental, social and emotional health for children, families, and faculty. The results can be healthier kids and adults, along with:

• fewer missed school days
• fewer missed work days for parents
• faster access to appointments and care
• a decrease in emergency room visits
• better management of chronic diseases
• improved academic performance

BennettNurse practitioner Jamie Bennett will provide care exclusively for the 3,100 students, 231 faculty members and 251 staff members at Ashland Independent Schools.

Nurse practitioner Kelly Cordial will provide care exclusively for the 3,350 students, 276 faculty members and 275 staff members in Boyd County Public Schools.

King’s Daughters also recently announced Walk-In Care for students in Carter County Schools will begin in August.

Kelly Cordial “We are pleased to partner with King’s Daughters to offer school-based health centers (SBHCs) to our students and staff members,” said Ashland Superintendent Steve Gilmore. “SBHCs provide services to students and staff where they spend most of their waking hours — at school.”

Lisa Henson, director of Staff and Student Services at Ashland schools said, “SHBCs will increase school attendance for students and staff. By keeping everyone healthy, then academic performance will increase and school drop-out rates will decrease. It’s the right thing to do!”

“The Boyd County School system is pleased to be part of this program and extremely happy to have a community partner such as King’s Daughters,” said Robert “Bob” Green, Boyd County School Board chair. “This means our students and staff will receive top quality medical care as they attend school and work with minimal disruption to their day. This translates to fewer sick days and more instruction and learning time — it benefits the whole community.”

The Walk-In Care team will visit every school regularly. They also will be available to every school at any time through a secure telemedicine link. As part of the program, King’s Daughters is providing telemedicine stations for every school.

For Ashland Independent or Boyd County Public School students to access the system, parents can complete a patient packet giving the Walk-In Care team permission to treat the student. On-site care also will be available to the faculty and staff. The care is billed to each patient's insurance, just like a regular visit to a physician’s office.

About Walk-In Care for Schools
Walk-In Care for Schools is something new from King's Daughters. It's part of the health system’s My Health Solutions program, which features several customizable facets schools and workplaces can use to create a health solution that is right for them. The components work as a whole, or as individual parts. The program’s goal is to collaborate with school systems to provide the best care for students, faculty and staff.

If you are part of a Tri-State area school system and interested in the program, contact:

Jamie Fannin, Business Development director
(606) 408-0408 or (606) 922-3818

Kayla Murphy
(606) 408-9506 or (606) 483-0306