New Telemedicine Clinic Keeps Kids out of the Emergency Room

Chattanooga, TN - Telemedicine offers parents and their pediatricians a new tool to keep children from having to go to the Emergency Room for routine care.  This fall, five telemedicine clinics will open in Hamilton County schools as a result of a partnership between the Pediatric Health Improvement Coalition, Hamilton County Department of Education, and Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.

Trenton is in second grade at Orchard Knob Elementary School.  His mom, Kristeen Brumfield, is a fourth grade teacher at the same school.  If Trenton gets sick she has a hard time leaving her students to take him to the pediatrician...