Telehealth is a cost-effective alternative to health care that is provided in-person, especially for rural and underserved areas.

School-based health centers (SBHCs) use telehealth to extend their services during breaks or when students are not in school. It also allows SBHC providers to work from alternative locations as needed, and to reach students who might not be in school.

Some SBHCs use telehealth to extend the traditional boundaries of health care, for example offering yoga classes and helping lead virtual college tours.

For more information on the different modalities of telehealth, how they can apply to school-based health, and recommendations, download our overview on Telehealth in Schools & School-Based Health Centers.

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