What is MY Health-e-Schools?
MY Health-e-Schools is improving access to healthcare for students in Mitchell and Yancey counties in western North Carolina through telemedicine. The technology is based on high-definition videoconferencing using specially equipped stethoscopes and cameras so that a centrally located health care provider can examine students at multiple schools without traveling. We collaborate with primary care physicians to provide many services, including addressing acute issues such as the common ear ache or stomach ache, chronic disease management, medication management, well-child check-ups, sports physicals, adolescent medicine consultations, and telepsychology / telebehavioral health. Students can also have appointments with specialists from Mission Children’s Hospital for preventative cardiology and psychiatry.
Who can use Health-e-Schools?
Any Student at any of schools we serve (see list on left) is eligible to use Health-e-Schools. Minor students must have written permission from their parent/guardian before services are provided. We send forms home at the beginning of the school year, but they can also be requested from the School Nurse, from firstname.lastname@example.org or printed from this page.
Faculty & Staff at any of the schools we serve may also use Health-e-Schools. Adults may fill out their paperwork at the time of service or in advance.
Insurance or Uninsured – Regardless, everyone at the school may use Health-e-Schools. We accept Medicaid, NC HealthChoice, BCBS, State Employees Health Plan, and more. Uninsured students & adults will be seen with our sliding fee scale. We will not turn away any patient based on insurance status nor ability to pay.
What purpose does this serve?
Using telemedicine to connect patients to quality health care providers is a proven way to increase access to health services, especially in rural areas; however, the idea of a school-based telemedicine program is unique. MY Health-e-Schools allows school nurses to connect ill students with health care providers. School-based health centers have been shown to improve attendance and reduce barriers to learning. MY Health-e-Schools increases classroom attendance for students and decrease time spent away from work for the parent or care giver of the student.
Here is how our program works:
"The Nurse Practitioner was knowledgeable about my son's condition and helped me in understanding and treating at home for on-going bronchitis. The nurse was able to see my son, diagnose his condition, and prescribe medication to him even before I got to the school from work. It was quick and easy and saved my son and me a lot of time."
Rebekkah, parent of an enrolled student
"We are excited to have this opportunity, as there are students in this rural school that are not taken to the doctor when they are sick for various reasons, and this will provide a much needed service to this community."
Angie Anglin, Principal, Clearmont Elementary School
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an appointment at your school, contact your school nurse or call 828-467-8815.
Email us at email@example.com or call 828- 467-8815
Clinic Hours: 8am - 3pm, All School Days
- McDowell High School
- East McDowell Middle School
- West McDowell Middle School
- Eastfield Global Magnet School
- Nebo Elementary
- North Cove Elementary
- Old Fort Elementary
- West Marion Elementary
- Deyton Elementary
- Gouge Elementary
- Greenlee Primary
- Bowman Middle
- Harris Middle
- Mitchell High
- Mayland Early College
- Bald Creek Elementary
- Bee Log Elementary
- Burnsville Elementary
- Clearmont Elementary
- Micaville Elementary
- South Toe Elementary
- Mountain Heritage High School
Forms can be completed online, printed, and signed, OR printed out and completed by hand. The forms may be returned to your child's school, or by mail to:
120 Oak Avenue,
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
- Student Enrollment Form
- Paquete de Inscripción en Español - Estudiante
- Adult Enrollment Form
- Paquete de Inscripción en Español - Adulto
Resources and Links
- Healthy Yancey
Health information and resources for Yancey County
Health information and resources from the American Academy of Pediatrics
- healthychildren.org en Español
Información sobre la salud y los recursos de la Academia Americana de Pediatría
Health information for the whole family
Mental Health resource for teens
and young adults
- Eat Smart, Move More NC
Wellness information and resources
Weight management program for kids and teens
- Substance Abuse Resource Guide for Mitchell and Yancey Counties
Mental health resources
Free tobacco use cessation services
- NC 2-1-1 United Way of NC
Area resources by county
Find help with the cost of medicine
Connecting kids to insurance coverage
Health Insurance Marketplace information