Orangeburg County School District is pleased to partner with Palmetto Care Connections, a non-profit telehealth network, to connect rural and underserved South Carolina families and individuals to quality virtual health services.
S.M.A.R.T. (Students’ Medical Access to Resources in Telehealth) Virtual Health Collaborative, a conduit that, in concert with the school district’s deployment of student technology (laptops, chromebooks and iPads), puts much-needed remote access to medical care in the hands of each OCSD family.
The S.M.A.R.T. Virtual Health Collaborative app appears now on all district-issued devices and leads to a webpage of telehealth providers offering virtual services to families. Students and families can begin accessing telehealth services through the district’s website by clicking on the S.M.A.R.T Virtual Health Collaborative app and selecting the provider of their choice.
Students and families are encouraged to please clean their technology device after each telehealth visit. The use of a simple disinfectant wipe or a disinfectant applied to a cloth for cleaning the device is recommended.
Below are examples of how the Telepath app will look on different devices.
The S.M.A.R.T. (Students’ Medical Access to Resources in Telehealth) Virtual Health Collaborative is a community partnership which aims to increase access to telehealth resources throughout the Orangeburg community through District-provided technology. S.M.A.R.T. is a collaborative partnership between Orangeburg County School District (OCSD), Palmetto Care Connections (PCC), and telehealth providers. This collaborative partnership will provide access to telehealth services for all OCSD students and their families. Neither OCSD nor PCC will be responsible for payment of student or family healthcare costs. Neither OCSD nor PCC is endorsing any participating provider or is responsible for the level of care the participating provider offers to patients via telemedicine accessed by the SMART link.