Searcy School District to Offer Telemed Health Services

Searcy School District is committed to providing a healthy learning environment and keeping the health and safety of students and staff as our top priority. 

We are proud to announce that Searcy School District is partnering with ARcare to provide virtual health services to our students and staff members. Each campus has its own school nurse, but if parents would like their students to participate in the ARcare program, students may be examined by an ARcare provider through the use of telemedicine. The patient will be able to speak in real-time with the specialist during the appointment. The licensed school nurse will be present  throughout the entire telemedicine appointment. Parents will be contacted BEFORE and AFTER the visit.  And of course, the appointments are confidential, and the telemedicine platform is HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability) compliant. 

We know it can be difficult for some families to make arrangements to see a primary care physician during the work week, and we want to assist in providing an ease of health service. For patients who currently have primary care coverage, ARcare will ask that the provider allow them to send a one-time change form for coverage of that visit. This service is NOT to replace a patient’s primary care provider. If a family already has primary care coverage, the family will pay the co-pay and the insurance company will be billed. 

ARcare is also offering these telemed services to Searcy School District staff members and their families. Staff members may schedule appointments through the Searcy School District health services department.

For those who choose to take advantage of this service, the new patient packet must be completed BEFORE the first telemedicine visit. Packets will be sent home with students the first week of school, or a parent may access the forms at https://www.searcyschools.org/page/health-and-wellness

For any questions or concerns, please contact Tammy Bishop, Searcy School District nurse supervisor, at 501-268-2146 or tbishop@searcyschools.org.