Have you ever heard of public school based health centers billing your insurance for their services? Is this even possible?
I had never even heard of this before. At first, I thought it was just a run of the mill school nurse and I was flabbergasted. I mean, since when do school nurses charge your insurance. My jaw hit the ground in shock.
Then I realized that it was much more than just an ice pack to the bumped elbow or letting your kid lie down when they have a tummy ache; school based health centers are full on medical centers with doctors and nurses on staff complete with dental, vision and psychiatric services. More like what you would find on a college campus.
I completely understand a medical center with doctors and Physicians Assistants and RNs available with working labs and x-rays, full on hospital capabilities, billing my insurance.
Actually, that would be pretty awesome to have at all schools. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d happily let them bill my insurance because it would be the same as taking my child to the doctorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s office minus the drive time, gas money and scheduling issues. That would be fantastically convenient.
Now, that I know about these sorts of school based health centers being in existence, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d love to have one available at our campus. Who wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t?
What are your thoughts? Have you ever heard of public school based health center? Does your school have one?
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