healthcare and public safety partners have joined with Frederick County Executive Jan
Gardner to announce the launch of a new Mobile Community Healthcare
Program designed to better serve the health needs of residents and save the county money.
“I care deeply about the health and wellbeing of our
citizens,” said Executive Gardner. “That’s why I am so excited to announce an
integrated mobile community health program to provide better health outcomes
and a better quality of life for our citizens.”
A partnership between Frederick County’s Division of Fire and Rescue Services, the Frederick County Health Department and the Frederick Regional Health System, the Mobile Community Healthcare Program will work with frequent utilizers of the emergency health care system to determine what services and resources they may need to address their needs and reduce calls to 9-1-1.
The team includes a paramedic and a nurse or nurse
practitioner who will make home visits to participants. Visits may include
assessing home safety and the risk of falls, reviewing medications, or
evaluating a person’s physical or mental health. Participants are referred to
the program based on frequency of calls to 9-1-1 and by allied health
professionals. Participation is voluntary.
For additional information watch the public information briefing.