ARH is excited to announce the connectedCare School Program!  Its our goal to partner with the parent or guardian, creating a team with the school medical assistants and your child’s primary care physician to provide the best care possible.

How Does It Work?

Parents and staff can enroll in the program at the beginning of the school year or anytime during the year. When a student visits the school medical assistant, the medical assistant will determine whether the patient needs to see an ARH provider. The school will notify the parents that the child needs a visit and will connect the patient with an ARH provider for an on-demand visit. If the student is not contagious they may return to class and if the provider determines that they need to go home the parent will be notified. A post-visit report will be sent to the child’s primary care provider and sent home with the student.

What Are The Advantages of ConnectedCare School Program?

Entering the program will help improve attendance due to students not having to miss class for a doctor’s appointment.  Illnesses can be treated early, improving health outcomes and leading to fewer missed days of school.


Our program will further reduce barriers to learning – when students are sick, they don’t learn well.  Parents will also appreciate the reduced time need to take off from work!

Does My Insurance Cover the Cost?

Your insurance will be billed and copays and deductibles will apply in the same way as a regular clinic visit. Please contact your insurance company for more information.


Prescriptions will be sent to your normal pharmacy.


For questions or support setting up a ConnectedCare Visit, please call 859.226.2444.

Conditions Treated

  • Sinus Congestion, Cold Symptoms, Sore Throats, Coughs
  • Fever
  • Common Allergies
  • Ear ache
  • Rashes & Skin Irritations
  • Conjunctivitis (“Pink Eye”)
  • Other Common Conditions and Illnesses

Schools in Our Program

The ConnectedCare School Program is currently available at the following schools:


  • John M. Stumbo Elementary
  • May Valley Elementary
  • Adams Middle School
  • Betsy Layne High School
  • Prestonsburg High School
  • Renaissance Learning Center


  • Central Elementary
  • Highland Elementary
  • Porter Elementary
  • Johnson Central High School
  • W.R. Castle Elementary


  • Paintsville Elementary
  • Paintsville High School

University of Pikeville

If your school district is interested in offering the ConnectedCare School program in their schools, please contact Nicole Winkleman, at