Mercy’s care doesn’t end when you come home from the hospital. A physican-led care team works with you and your doctor to ensure you get the follow-up care you need after a hospital stay. The visit is free.
While paramedics help people in emergencies, community paramedics help people with long-term (chronic) conditions improve their health. Community paramedics have special training in caring for chronic illnesses, and are are certified by the International Board of Specialty Certifications in Community Paramedicine. A member of your health care team will refer you for a visit by a community paramedic.
A Mercy community paramedic will visit you within 48 hours of coming home. The community paramedic will come to your home in a regular vehicle, wearing clothing that identifies them as a Mercy EMS.
During the visit, your Community Paramedic will:
The community paramedic will help you organize information about your care plan in a way that you can easily use it, and will coordinate all care with your primary care provider.
Call 580-421-1117 if you need to cancel or change your appointment.
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