School is out, no problem! We will bring telemedicine directly to you! Peds Purpose Connect is now live and available for parents and guardians to connect directly with a board-certified pediatrician.

School – Based Telemedicine

School-based telemedicine is a convenient way to have your child seen by a pediatrician for sick visits and behavioral health consultations. We use video conferencing technology to connect your child with a board-certified pediatrician. Your child’s school nurse will assist the doctor in performing the physical examination using special equipment. You can expect the same quality care that you receive in the doctor’s office because many common pediatric illnesses can be diagnosed with a thorough history and physical exam.

Peds Purpose provides mental and behavioral health consultations. We are able to evaluate your child, make recommendations, and provide referrals, if needed. We are not able to prescribe controlled substances through telemedicine. If it is determined that your child would benefit from a medication, such as Ritalin for ADHD, you will need to obtain that medication from your primary care doctor.

We are not a replacement for your primary care pediatrician. At the end of each visit, we will send an after-visit summary of your child’s visit to your pediatrician’s office.

Tiffany T. Tucker, MD, MHS, FAAP

Founder and CEO

Dr. Tiffany Tucker is a board-certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She received her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine and completed her residency training at Cooper University Hospital. Dr Tucker founded Peds Purpose, LLC to make it easier for parents to access pediatric medical care when needed, and not disrupt their day to day lives.

How It Works

School – Based Telehealth uses computer and video technology to connect your child to an experienced health care provider at Peds Purpose. If your child is enrolled in the Telehealth program and gets sick at school:

1. The school nurse will determine if a Peds Purpose provider is needed to diagnose your child, based on certain Telehealth guidelines.
2. You will be contacted with appointment information and invited to participate by phone.
3. An appointment will be set up with the Peds Purpose provider.
4. The school nurse will connect your child with the Peds Purpose provider using video technology.
5. The school nurse and Peds Purpose provider will conduct an exam.
6. If necessary, the Peds Purpose provider will call in a prescription to your chosen pharmacy.
7. Peds Purpose will send an after-visit summary to you and your child’s primary care pediatrician to continue treatment as necessary.

Note that you’ll need to submit a new form at the beginning of each school year to re-enroll for the program.

Cost of Service

Insurance

Our experienced staff will bill your insurance for you, including private or Medicaid/CHIP. With Medicaid, your visit will be completely covered.

No Insurance

The cost of the visit can be paid with a credit or debit card.

Telemedicine Fees

Visit fee: $50 (includes scripts, Flu and Strep rapid testing, or referrals, if needed)
* The law does not allow controlled substances to be prescribed via telemedicine.

Testimonials

Our online team, made up of doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, is dedicated to getting and keeping you healthy. We use nationally accepted medical guidelines to provide a level of care that is as good as or exceeds what you would get from other care settings.

DR. JONATHON SAVAGE

PHYSICIAN

Our online team, made up of doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, is dedicated to getting and keeping you healthy. We use nationally accepted medical guidelines to provide a level of care that is as good as or exceeds what you would get from other care settings.

DR. JONATHON SAVAGE

PHYSICIAN

Our online team, made up of doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, is dedicated to getting and keeping you healthy. We use nationally accepted medical guidelines to provide a level of care that is as good as or exceeds what you would get from other care settings.

DR. JONATHON SAVAGE

PHYSICIAN

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