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Kanga Care Center

Kanga Care

 

What is Kanga Care?

 

Kanga Care is a partnership between Weatherford ISD and Parker County Hospital District Outreach Program to provide medical care onsite at each campus. Through the use of telemedicine and the MedPod Medical Cart, the healthcare needs of both staff and students can be met in a convenient setting with each campus nurse. 

 

Kanga Care is a minor care center.

We treat minor issues that include but are not limited to:

Fever
Sore throat
Rashes
Allergies
Ear pain
Eye infections (pink eye)
Flu-like illnesses
 
Diagnostic laboratory procedures available include:
  blood glucose level
streptococcal pharyngitis
mononucleosis
influenza A and B
 
 

 

Kanga Care’s purpose is to increase the educational success of students and staff by assuring access to healthcare. Early treatment can decrease the need for expensive medical care and unnecessary Emergency Room visits.

 

Is treatment available to everyone?

 

Employees – Eligible employees will have access to Kanga Care. An “eligible” employee is defined as a person who works at least 20 hours a week during the school year. An employee who works in a temporary capacity, such as temporary clerical personnel or a substitute teacher, is not considered an eligible employee for Kanga Care Clinics.

 

Employees who are assigned to a campus fulltime, will be seen, when needed, at that campus. 
Those who are not assigned to a specific campus will be seen at the Ninth Grade Center, when needed.
 

Students -- All students enrolled at WISD are eligible for treatment at Kanga Care.

 

 

Consent Forms

 

To receive treatment through Kanga Care, the student or staff member must be enrolled in the program. To enroll, a consent form must be filled out and turned in to the Parker County Outreach Program prior to needing services.

 

Consent forms are available on the PCHD website at www.pchdtx.org. Consent forms can be printed from www.pchdtx.org and placed in the locked “Kanga Care” box at each campus, or they can be emailed to kangacare@pchdtx.org

 

 

Fees

 

Staff: A $30 visit fee that will be collected at the time of service. The visit fee may be paid via credit, debit, or FSA card. No cash or checks will be accepted.

 

Students: Students with private health insurance or are covered under Medicaid will provide PCHD with insurance information during enrollment. Copayment will vary and be discussed prior to visit. If a student does not have health insurance, the clinic nurse will provide options.

 

Consent forms can be printed from www.pchdtx.org and placed in the locked “Kanga Care” box at each campus, or can be emailed to kangacare@pchdtx.org 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Durham with PCHD at 817-599-1230

Or

Shealee Mitchell, RN BSN, Health Services District Nurse Coordinator for WISD at ext. 3710