May 14, 2024

TytoCare’s school health initiative now reaches more than 2,000 schools across 31 states, with the goal of increasing access to primary and urgent care for children across the country.

“School clinics powered by TytoCare can provide essential healthcare services remotely, increasing access to care and helping students and their parents avoid trips to the clinic and missed school days,” said Dedi Gilad, CEO and Co-Founder of TytoCare. “When the Pro Smart Clinic is in schools, students get exceptional care, parents get peace of mind and less time traveling to office visits and sitting in waiting rooms, and the health system benefits from exceptional, cost-effective care delivery.”

This most recent expansion of the school health initiative is driven by partnerships with health systems including:

Cone Health, which added 12 schools in Guilford County, N.C. to its telehealth program;
Sentara Health, which plans to launch a school-based telehealth program in Title-1 schools across Virginia;
A Plus Family HealthCare, a Kentucky-based FQHC, which will place TytoCare devices in five schools located in Edmonson County, Kentucky;
“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with TytoCare! This collaboration means that here at A Plus Family HealthCare, we can now dedicate even more of our time and energy to providing exceptional care for our children, knowing that the technology side of things is in great hands,” said Patrick Merritt, CEO of A Plus Family HealthCare. “This partnership represents a significant step forward in our commitment to delivering high-quality healthcare services to the communities we serve.”

TytoCare’s school health initiative operates through partnerships with health systems to place the Pro Smart Clinic solution in school clinics, particularly in rural or underserved areas where access to care may be more limited. The Pro Smart Clinic is FDA-cleared to perform heart exams, lung exams (including AI-driven wheeze detection), throat and ear exams, and to measure body temperature. For many schools partnering with TytoCare, implementing the Pro Smart Clinic means replacing telehealth carts, which are often too bulky and expensive, and experience technical difficulties that make care inefficient.

When available in schools, TytoCare’s Pro Smart Clinic saves time for parents, gets children back into class, and reduces avoidable emergency department (ED) visits. In a recent deployment of TytoCare’s Pro Smart Clinic in a large region serving over 60,000 students, results were significant. With TytoCare in schools, there is a reduced burden on EDs, as 27 percent of parents indicated they would have gone to the ED and 45 percent to an urgent care center if not for the school-based telehealth program. Further, 45 percent of parents reported they would have had to travel 11-25 miles to access care for their children without TytoCare’s availability in schools.