The Effingham County School District has partnered with Effingham Health System so families can participate in their innovative medical program, where parents may opt-in to use telemedicine to diagnose and treat their sick children while in school. Effingham Health TELEMED will make healthcare for children more convenient and accessible, avoid delays in treatment, and enhance learning by decreasing absenteeism. Parents may enroll at the beginning of the school year, or opt-in at any point during the year. TELEMED is available at all the elementary schools, ECMS, and SEMS. EMS students will have TELEMED available in the second semester of this school year and the high schools will have this available soon after.