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Posted on: February 22, 2018

[ARCHIVED] County Executive Gardner Announces New Mobile Community Healthcare Program

Community 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.

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