SAN FRANCISCO, June 2, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Hazel Health, the national leader in school-based healthcare, has announced a partnership with Community Health Alliance to provide telehealth services for underserved K–12 students and families in Northern Nevada.
"Over the past year, we recognized how overwhelmed school nurses and parents were feeling about the uncertainty of COVID," said Donna Mattson, RN, Lead School Nurse associated with Academica Nevada. "Health-based collaborations like this are even more important now and will be instrumental as we navigate reopening."
Community Health Alliance is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) providing a wide range of services, including medical, family dental and behavioral health care. Through this partnership, Hazel and Community Health Alliance will partner with community providers to ensure continuity of care, regardless of financial or immigration status.
"We're educators, not health experts, so as we've adjusted to new information and protocols around COVID, Hazel Health has been helping us support our school community's health needs and address questions and concerns," said Bridget Phillips, Chief Academic & Operations Officer of Doral Academy of Nevada. "This collaboration between Hazel Health and Community Health Alliance will be beneficial throughout the rest of the pandemic and beyond."
As the only telehealth provider designed specifically for schools, Hazel Health's technology enables on-demand care within minutes, and strictly adheres to FERPA, HIPAA, and district and federal policies. The company's care team is staffed by culturally responsive, state-licensed physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, who work alongside nurses and parents to treat students and advise on next steps.
"Fragmentation of health care is an enormous issue," said Josh Golomb, CEO at Hazel Health. "By partnering with local FQHCs, Hazel can address urgent issues students have at school while also ensuring continuity of care. Hazel's partnership with Community Health Alliance is an example of how telehealth can increase connections to the local providers that are so critical for every community."
Hazel Health actively partners with insurance companies and state Medicaid programs to fund programs. These partners support their mission to improve access to health, reduce unnecessary emergency room visits, and improve key health outcomes. For additional information about Hazel Health, please visit https://www.hazel.co/ or contact [email protected].
About Hazel Health
Hazel Health is committed to eliminating barriers to quality healthcare for children. As the national leader in delivering pediatric telehealth care, Hazel Health partners with school districts across the U.S. and currently serves over 1.3M children. Hazel's team of experienced pediatricians, educators, and best-in-class engineers are passionate about ensuring all children receive the best care in school or at home. Hazel is based in San Francisco, California. For more information, please visit http://www.hazel.co.
About Community Health Alliance
Community Health Alliance is a non-profit, federally qualified health center formed in July 2012 and is the largest provider of primary medical and dental services to Medicaid patients in Northern Nevada. Community Health Alliance operates seven primary care health centers in Reno and Sparks, as well as three mobile medical and dental units. Community Health Alliance also has an integrated behavioral health care program, two in-house pharmacies, a comprehensive Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, and a prescription food pantry to assist patients who are food insecure. For more information on our services and programs, visit https://www.chanevada.org/.
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