Why does telehealth fail to catch on in some schools?
Habersham County, Georgia has a high uninsured rate, with 12% of its children lacking health coverage. The mountainous northeast Georgia county also has a low number of primary care physicians and mental health providers. For those reasons and others, school-based telemedicine programs would seem like a natural fit for Habersham. It’s a good way to treat the children of working parents who are unable to get their kids to a medical provider. It can head off problems before they become worse at an affordable cost.