About STAR Telehealth

The STAR Center is a joint program sponsored by the University of Virginia Center for Telehealth and the New College Institute.

The mission of the UVA Center for Telehealth is to facilitate the provision of quality healthcare and educational services to all the citizens of Virginia and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region by using advanced technologies to extend outreach of the UVA Health System. The Telemedicine program, established in 1995, supports the provision of clinical consultative services and physician, nursing and patient education programs to patients and health professionals in many regions of the Commonwealth and primarily those in medically underserved, rural communities. To date, the Center has facilitated more than 38,000 clinical telehealth encounters and saved Virginians the burden of travel amounting to more than 7 million miles.

New College Institute is a state-funded educational entity that provides access to bachelor's degree completion programs, master's degrees, teacher endorsement programs, teacher recertification courses, and more through partnerships with colleges and universities. NCI strives to be accessible and convenient for students of all ages. Its staff, faculty, and board members are all committed to making NCI a premier educational facility and experience for students and the community.

Partial funding for this site/program was made possible by the Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority (VHWDA) by grant T55HP20285 from the Health Resources and Services Administration and ended September 30, 2014. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the VHWDA or Department of Health and Human Services nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. 

Partners who supported development of this program include: 

STAR offers the convenience of on-line training, as well as hands-on experience with state-of-the-art technologies in its training laboratory housed at the New College Institute, Martinsville, VA.