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WellCare Health Plans, Inc., in partnership with Georgia Partnership for Telehealth (GPT) and Appling HealthCare System, helped open two new school-based health centers at Appling County Elementary and Appling County High schools in Georgia. WellCare provided the funding to equip these schools with telehealth systems that will allow school nurses to connect injured and sick students and faculty to health care providers at Appling HealthCare System via a video conference. The telehealth systems will serve approximately 240 students and faculty. In addition, school nurses also will have access to approximately 150 specialists in the GPT network of providers from facilities across the state. GPT currently works with 63 schools in Georgia to implement school-based telehealth centers.

This was reported by PRNewswire on October 13, 2015.

Contact Information: Crystal Warwell Walker, Senior Director, External Communications, WellCare Health Plans, P.O. Box 31372, Tampa, FL 33631-3372; 1-813-290-6208; E-mail:; Website:

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