TELE-Medicine

Austin ISD Families, 

 

Due to the threat of COVID-19 Virtual Care for Kids is expanding the partnership with AISD to include at-home telemedicine care to serve our families and reduce the spread of the virus. 

 

Virtual Care for Kids has agreed to waive all copays for all AISD telemedicine visits.  

 

In addition, students with Medicaid will receive free care. If your child is uninsured and doesn't receive free/reduced lunch, the AISD Crisis Support Fund (https://austinedfund.org/crisis-support-fund/) is providing vouchers to families to receive telemedicine care for free. 

 

Before we can treat your children, you need you to register them at https://urgentcarekids.com/aisd/.  We urge parents and guardians to act now and not wait until you have a medical need.  

 

To see a provider visit: https://virtualcarekids.com.

 

We have pediatric providers on-demand and we are currently keeping wait times below two minutes. Please do not expose your family to COVID-19 by leaving your house, these visits are accessible FROM HOME on any smartphone, tablet, or computer.  
 
We understand that this is an alarming time for many people in the Austin community, and we never want the economic status of a family to prevent them from receiving the medical care they need as we practice social distancing. Our goal is to increase access to care for families while also limiting exposure to COVID-19 and we feel that providing care virtually is the best way to accomplish that.  
 
Please help us stop the spread and flatten the curve by sharing this information on social media and through email with your friends and family. By avoiding medical facilities and limiting exposure, you may save someone’s life.
 
Together, we can stop the spread of COVID-19.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Paul Cruz, PhD
AISD Superintendent