Valparaiso, Indiana. – HealthLinc celebrated its newest site addition – the “Healthy Vikes” telehealth clinic on Wednesday, August 23 at 5:00 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Middle School located at 1600 Roosevelt Road, Valparaiso, Indiana.
The school-based telemedicine program is a partnership between HealthLinc, Valparaiso Community Schools, and MHS and focuses on keeping children healthier and reducing the number of absences due to illness.
Available to all Valparaiso Community School students and staff, the Healthy Vikes Clinic will be open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. when school is in session.
“We are proud to bring telehealth to Valparaiso Community Schools,” said Beth Wrobel, CEO of HealthLinc. “The advantages of getting an early diagnosis and immediate health care services can reduce classroom absences, which has been proven to positively impact learning.”
The services available through the “Healthy Vikes” clinic 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.
“We are so excited to partner with HealthLinc to bring our community and our staff this convenient and efficient health care service,” states Julie Lauck Associate Superintendent of Valparaiso Community Schools. “One of the best aspects of living and working in Valparaiso is the partnerships that are formed between the schools and our local businesses. We are honored to open the Healthy Vikes Clinic with our HealthLinc partner.”
“Our involvement with the telehealth clinic ties into the goals for our Adopt-a-School program, allowing MHS to collaborate with schools on initiatives and programs focused on overall health literacy and awareness,” said MHS President and CEO Kevin O’Toole. “This clinic will help improve access to care issues for Valparaiso students and help combat chronic absenteeism. Healthier kids make better students.”