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Hamlet, IN: Elementary school partners with health agency via "telemedicine program"

Aug 20, 2017, Valparaiso, IN, NWI.com: HealthLinc to open new site in Starke County http://www.nwitimes.com/business/healthcare/healthlinc-to-open-new-site-in-starke-county/article_36f58162-12e2-519a-8973-b15cf3acb898.html HealthLinc will celebrate its newest site addition — the Oregon-Davis Telehealth Center — at 6 p.m. Monday at Oregon-Davis Elementary School, 5860 North 750 East in Hamlet. The school-based telemedicine program is a partnership between HealthLinc, Oregon-Davis School Corp., and Indiana Rural Health Association, and focuses on keeping children healthier and reducing the number of absences due to illness. Available to all Oregon-Davis students, the telehealth center will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. when school is in session.... “We are proud to bring telehealth to Oregon-Davis Schools,” stated Beth Wrobel, CEO of HealthLinc, which is based in Valparaiso and also has clinics in East Chicago and Michigan City. ... The services available through the telehealth center include diagnoses and treatment for acute illness (strep throat, ear infections, rash, flu, and minor injuries), limited laboratory testing, and behavioral health services and referrals. ...

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