Rush University System for Health is partnering with DispatchHealth to bring high-quality, in-home medical care to health care consumers across the Chicago area, starting October 7, 2021. The partnership is focused on expanding care delivery options and giving patients access to convenient acute health care in the home at a lower cost. DispatchHealth can be used to treat common to complex injuries and illnesses.
Consumers can call, visit DispatchHealth.com or access a free mobile app to request care at home without a referral. This service is often covered by insurance. Once requested, an emergency care-trained DispatchHealth medical team arrives at the patient’s home equipped with the necessary equipment and treatments, including on-site diagnostics and a CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments)-certified lab. DispatchHealth’s capabilities are comparable to those of an urgent care center.
For Rush, a key goal is to reduce preventable hospital readmissions. Additionally, Rush seeks to ensure that following the in-home medical care episode consumers are connected with a primary care physician or specialist.
Rush University System for Health comprises Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital, as well as an extensive provider network and numerous outpatient care facilities. Rush University Medical Center in Chicago is ranked among the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
DispatchHealth was founded in 2013. It offers on-demand acute care and an advanced level of medical care for people of all ages in the comfort of their own homes. DispatchHealth’s emergency medicine and internal medicine trained medical teams are equipped with all the tools necessary to treat common to complex injuries and illnesses. DispatchHealth works closely with payers, providers, health systems, EMS, employer groups and others to deliver care in the home to reduce unnecessary emergency room visits, hospital stays and readmissions. Acute care medical teams are available seven days a week, evenings and holidays and can be requested via app, online or a quick phone call. DispatchHealth is partnered with most major insurance companies.
This was reported by DispatchHealth on September 28, 2021.
Contact information: DispatchHealth, 3455 Ringsby Court, Suite 101-c, Denver, Colorado 80216; Website: https://www.dispatchhealth.com/