Reopening Schools

Solutions for Student Health

Hazel is partnering with schools to help combat coronavirus, during school closures, and when schools welcome students back to campus.
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March 6, 2020
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Hazel is an extension of your school health office. We partner with school nurses to support student health and close the gaps in equity and access.


1. Hazel at Home

With Hazel enabled for your school, students can access virtual doctor visits through Hazel without leaving home. Families can access this service any time they are remote learning, or when the school health office is closed. If your school is inviting students back to campus, this may include Hazel doctor visits available before school, as a check-in for parents who aren’t sure whether to bring their child to school. When students are remote learning, they can access a Hazel doctor on-demand using any device from home, alongside their parent or guardian.

Hazel learns your district health policies & exclusion criteria inside and out, working in full partnership with school nurses. We create a seamless experience for families and offer all services offered in both English and Spanish.

Hazel is temporarily offering doctor visits to all students at no cost – and waiving startup fees with new school district partners.

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2. Hazel at School

The role of school health offices and nurses is more important than ever. If your schools do begin welcoming students back to school, we are able to partner with school nurses to provide instant access to doctors right from the school health office.

BEFORE SCHOOL CHECK-INS AT HOME

Parents can access Hazel from home when making the critical decision of whether to attend school that day. Following district health policies and fully integrating with the school, Hazel can help advise parents and can connect them with the care they need, before they come to campus.

STUDENT DOCTOR VISITS ON-DEMAND IN SCHOOL

With Hazel telehealth services at school, school nurses can call a doctor to evaluate a student on-demand from the school health office. Using a simple iPad setup, school nurses have a doctor on call just a few taps away at any time, for any student who may need extra evaluation or treatment. Hazel doctors can call in prescription medicines, can allow the school to administer over-the-counter medicines when needed, and can help connect families with the right local resource when further care is needed.

Healthy students. Healthy schools.

See how Hazel Health can keep your students healthy and ready to learn
Hazel gets students the right support quickly
During the pandemic, a high school student was having a hard time coping. He was sad about COVID-19 impacting his senior year, and he was worried about the state of the world. The student was also struggling with some personal conflicts, and he felt he didn't have the right support at home.

After discussing his feelings, a Hazel doctor connected him with resources that he described as “life-changing.” He was very grateful and shared that he didn't know where to go for help before Hazel.
Hazel expands Health Services at school
A child came into the health center with a sprained wrist. The school nurse helped her ice the injury, but she was still in pain. A Hazel doctor helped the nurse put the student’s wrist in a splint and gave her over-the-counter medicine to help relieve the pain.

The school nurse expressed how grateful she was that Hazel could help her care for the child. She shared that before Hazel, she could not give medication to students, and the health office did not have splints available. She thanked Hazel for helping her do more for students in need of care.
Hazel is convenient and fast for families
A mother noticed her son was getting low on his asthma medication. She tried to schedule a visit with his doctor to refill his prescription, but all of the available appointments required her to take off from work, and her son would need to miss school. She needed to get her son to the doctor so he wouldn't run out of medicine, so she reached out to Hazel.

Hazel was able to see her son and send the refill to a local pharmacy within one day. The mother was happy that there was no need to interrupt school or work to get her son to a doctor for his medicine. She was also amazed at how easy and fast the entire process was.


Student Story
A student was coughing and sneezing a lot, but her family wasn’t sure if she was sick or had allergies. Thankfully, her school used Hazel, and they could get an answer.

After talking with the school nurse and the Hazel provider about her symptoms and medical history, the student was happy to find out it was likely allergies. She got some medicine and returned to class feeling better.
Hazel gets students the right support quickly
During the pandemic, a high school student was having a hard time coping. He was sad about COVID-19 impacting his senior year, and he was worried about the state of the world. The student was also struggling with some personal conflicts, and he felt he didn't have the right support at home.

After discussing his feelings, a Hazel doctor connected him with resources that he described as “life-changing.” He was very grateful and shared that he didn't know where to go for help before Hazel.
Parent Story
Shortly after COVID-19 began, a student began to develop tics. Her parents took her to a neurologist, but they wanted to get her into counseling as well. The student’s mother was having a hard time finding answers to her questions and didn’t know where to start the process, so she turned to Hazel.

The Hazel doctor listened as the mother shared her concerns and frustrations. Hazel reassured her that they would find the right services for her child. After the initial visit, the Hazel doctor partnered with the school counselor and the student’s mother to identify resources and counseling services that are a good fit.
A physical health visit leads to an important discovery
A student came into the nurse’s office because his vision went blurry. The Hazel doctor looked at his eyes, but he did not see any injury. As he asked him questions about his symptoms, he started to sense that he was down about something. After a few minutes, the student shared that he was really sad because his mom was recently diagnosed with cancer. He explained that he feels worried, and it’s hard for him to focus.

Hazel called home, and the student’s mother confirmed her diagnosis. They discussed how to help manage the child’s stress, and Hazel offered to connect the child with counseling resources through the school. The mother was very grateful for the guidance and was eager to get her child help during a stressful time.
Counselor Story
Hazel Health has been integral this year in getting our students the mental health services needed to help them live healthy lives.  The staff has been attentive, prompt, and resourceful. There is an evident sense of caring for the work they do and the students they serve. It has been a pleasure partnering with Hazel Health in providing mental wellness for our Garland ISD families.
Parents: Let us know you are interested in Hazel for your school
We will reach out to your school district to let them know that parents at their school are interested in Hazel Health services.
Learn how Hazel can improve access to care for K-12 students
A member of our team will be in touch to talk about how we partner with schools and school nurses to expand access to health services - whether students are learning in school or at home.
COVID-19: Learn how Hazel can improve access to care for K-12 students
Hazel services are offered with $0 patient responsibility for all students through the 2020-21 school year for at-home or in-school doctor visits, due to these unprecedented times. Get in touch with us to learn more.
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Let us know you are interested in adding Hazel to your insurance provider network