Who are the VC Health Facilitators (“HF”)?
Our Health Facilitator staff consists of well-trained, licensed Registered Nurses with one or more years of acute care nursing experience.
- NOTE: VC HFs do not serve in a clinical role as part of the VC Services. The HF Services specifically exclude the performance of “Nursing Services” as delineated under the applicable state or compact nursing license issued by the applicable Board of Nursing.
- HFs are available 24/7, to be onsite with the Student, except in extraordinary situations i.e. Adverse Weather Conditions and/or HF Transportation Break-Down.
What is the role of the Health Facilitator?
The HF’s role is to be with the student either in person or virtually during a health related event and to communicate with the student’s primary care team, student and parent.
How the Varsity Care Health Facilitator helps!
The HF is there to advocate for and assist the student when they are far from home.
Our HFs are licensed healthcare providers and serve as an advocate and communicator to help students during a health-related event, providing real-time information to parents.
Think of a HF as a healthcare partner — someone who focuses on navigating the complex healthcare system so your student can focus on getting better.
The HF can provide instruction when necessary, monitor compliance and watch for side effects of new medications.
They can often catch the early signs of trouble and get medical help before the health issue escalates to a health crisis.
HF’s also teach the student to become their own healthcare advocate and how to independently navigate the healthcare system when far from home.