Families in Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD now have on-demand access to healthcare and counseling services from the safety of their homes through the district’s Telemedicine Program offered in partnership with Urgent Care for Kids and Preventive Health Solutions.
First launched in November 2019, the PSJA Telemedicine Program allows students to be treated by a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant right in their school nurse’s office and now also from the safety of their home through a two-way video conference. Most recently, the district expanded its partnership with providers to include adults and offer virtual counseling to families through Alliance Child & Family Solutions.
ACFS is a social services agency based in North Texas that specializes in outpatient mental health counseling. Counseling services can help with behavior problems, anxiety, depression, sadness, stress, grief, and other feelings heightened due to the threat of COVID-19.
Providing these on-demand healthcare services to students and their families is important for PSJA ISD in order to promote social distancing and ensure families can see a doctor without leaving their home if they are feeling sick or need support.
“The safety and health of our PSJA family is our top priority,” said PSJA Superintendent Dr. Jorge L. Arredondo. “Together, our telemedicine and telehealth services help our families get the medical care and support they need without leaving their homes.”
For more information about the services offered through the PSJA Telemedicine Program, individuals may contact the PSJA Health Services Department at (956) 354-2016.