State Awards Grant To Bring Telehealth To Nevada Schools

Clark County Schools Included In Grant

Associated Press
October 03, 2019 - 7:41 am

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The state health department has awarded a $1 million grant to a nonprofit group to bring telehealth to Nevada schools.

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services says the two-year grant could benefit nearly 40 schools in Carson City, and Elko and Clark counties.

Nevada Health Centers already has started providing virtual health services to two schools and will add more each quarter.

Corie Nieto directs telehealth services for the group. She says virtual health visits can help students who are sick but not contagious and whose families are concerned about missing school or work.