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Thrive Network Launches Free Telehealth and Teletherapy Services for Members


The Thrive Network, a program of Oklahoma Child Care Resource & Referral, is excited to announce the launch of free telehealth and teletherapy services for its active members.


These telehealth services are being provided through Oklahoma Shared Services and give Thrive Network members the ability to talk directly with a physician or licensed mental health professional on their schedule, anytime, anywhere within minutes by phone, video, or mobile app - 24/7/365. These services are rendered by doctors who are Board Certified, licensed to practice medicine, write prescriptions, and service delivery is 100% HIPAA compliant.


Family Child Care Homes, operating out of residences and often engaged with children during standard working hours, encounter challenges in accessing medical services for themselves and their families. To tackle this issue, The Thrive Network is proud to roll out free telehealth and teletherapy services for its members. This initiative aims to bridge the gap and provide convenient access to medical support for these dedicated child care providers (and their families).

“I think providing telehealth and teletherapy is an important milestone for the home-based child care industry," stated OPSR Partnership Board Member and Family Child Care Home Provider Jackie Evans. “I feel that all providers will utilize this tool throughout the state.”

This innovative offering is being funded through the state of Oklahoma’s Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) from the Administration for Children & Families. By providing these telehealth services at no cost, The Thrive Network continues to be at the forefront of supporting Oklahoma's child care providers in their crucial role in the state's workforce and economy.


Established in January 2023, The Thrive Network aims to deliver the highest-quality support to all Family Child Care Homes across Oklahoma. This support is provided through robust statewide advocacy, peer collaboration, and professional development initiatives. Recognizing the pivotal role that child care homes play in Oklahoma's child care delivery system, The Thrive Network works to address the unique needs of these home-based providers who offer personalized care, fostering community connections and providing flexible options for working parents and caregivers.


For more information about The Thrive Network, please visit our website at https://www.okschoolreadiness.org/thrive-network


This project was made possible by grant number 90TP0094-01-00. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

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