Graves Gilbert Clinic has partnered with area schools to provide convenient, quality, and low-cost health services to students and employees such as the delivery of medications, first-aid, triage and access to a nurse practitioner via telemedicine services. On-site laboratory screenings are available for flu and strep with immediate results for students and staff. When the primary care provider is not available or if students/employees do not have a provider.
Why Choose GGC School Services
Graves Gilbert Clinic provides daily school health functions, such as the delivery of medications, first-aid, triage and access to a nurse practitioner via telemedicine services. On-site laboratory screenings are available for flu and strep with immediate results for students and staff. When the primary care provider is not available or if students/employees do not have a provider, clinic staff are able to administer vision and hearing tests and physical exams as required by the Kentucky Department of Education. (Consent will be obtained prior to care being rendered, with a summary that can be provided to the Primary Care Provider.)
Currently Partnered with the Following Schools
Bowling Green Independent School District (BGISD)
Seven schools are staffed with school health professionals. Plus a walk-in-care service is open at Bowling Green High School, managed by an onsite Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner (APRN). A Medical Director supports the staff in implementing programs and services.
- Amy Gearlds, DO – Medical Director
- Rose Tinch-Calvert, RN – School Nurse BGJHS
- Meghan Gomber, LPN – School Nurse TC Cherry
- Stephanie Richards, LPN – School Nurse Potter Gray
- Angela Goodrum, RMA – School Nurse WR McNeill
- Amanda Tomblin, RN – School Nurse, BGISD Floater
- Kimberly May, RMA – School Nurse, BGISD Floater
- Kelli Hesson, RN – School Nurse Dishman McGinnis
- Beverly Douglas, CCMA – School Nurse Parker-Bennett-Curry
- Ashley Allen, APRN – Nurse Practitioner BGHS / Telehealth Services
- Michelle McPherson, RN – Program Lead & School Nurse at Bowling Green High School
What is Telehealth and How Will It Work?
- Medical personnel will be physically present in all schools with a district. Telehealth services will be provided by a certified registered nurse who will be physically located at one of the area schools. Services will be available through the school nursing office during regular school hours.
- School nurses will continue to provide basic first-aid and over-the-counter medications (with signed school district permission forms) to all students.
- If a child needs care beyond basic first aid, the parent or guardian will be contacted with the option of treatment by the APRN. Typical telehealth visits may include, but is not limited to, the evaluation of common cold symptoms, temperatures of short duration, urinary symptoms, bug bites and stings.
- Using interactive computer programs, the APRN can talk face-to-face with your child and school medical personnel. The provider will then direct the assessment of your child. This may include laboratory testing such as flu and strep.
- Parents wishing to participate in the visit will be able to come to the school and be present with your child. If you’re unable to participate, you may request a clinic summary of your child’s visit.
- Following the telehealth visit, the provider may send prescriptions to your preferred pharmacy and you will be notified by school medical personnel.
- The APRN will also be available for students who stay home sick and are unable to get a same day appointment with their family health care provider. By simply contacting the school and asking to speak with the school nurse, they will have the opportunity to be seen for a same day appointment.
- If your child is seen by the APRN, GGC will bill your insurance. Those with private/commercial insurance will bill the copay to the parent or guardian.
- If your child requires hands on care, or this is an emergency, your child may need to go directly for treatment elsewhere. You will be notified immediately if this is the case.