The Sentinel: Aurora Public Schools partners with virtual mental health company for free services for students

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"Starting this semester, Aurora Public Schools is partnering with telehealth company Hazel Health to provide students with free mental health services.

The partnership is designed to help fill the gap in resources as students’ mental health needs have increased and healthcare providers have become increasingly strained during the pandemic, district officials say.

Hazel Health employs healthcare providers across the country to provide telehealth visits to K-12 students for physical and mental health care. In Colorado, the company also works with Denver Public Schools and a Colorado Springs school district.

APS students in all grades are eligible for one intake session and six virtual therapy sessions through Hazel. Students can meet with providers during the school day or at home between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Hazel offers services in multiple languages and has translation services."