What are the advantages of a house call, especially in the time of the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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What are the advantages of a house call, especially in the time of the COVID-19 Pandemic?

If there’s one thing we know about the last six months, is that life is continually changing and can often be unpredictable. Personal safety in the healthcare field has moved to the forefront of concern for patients, providers, parents, and guardians. Additionally, keeping costs low while maintaining a high quality of comprehensive care is an important aspect of today’s healthcare that remains important to patients and providers alike. Furthermore, Health and Wellness Medical Services is dedicated to serving patients in independent and assisted living facilities whose populations have been particularly targeted by the coronavirus. Here are five benefits that make primary care house calls prudent and necessary for you and your loved ones. 

Hassel-Free On-Site Visits 

  • HWMS is dedicated to meeting the patient wherever they are, both mentally and in the physical location as well. Regardless of whether you live in a home, independent living, or an assisted living, we come to you. House calls aim to eliminate extensive waiting time and the need to arrange transportation. We can see patients easily and as often as needed as new problems arise or early prevention steps are deemed necessary. Additionally, a house call eliminates any unnecessary population exposure of waiting rooms, doctor’s offices, and exposure to unfamiliar people. As a practice, all of our providers take steps to ensure the safety of their patients with personal protective equipment and sanitation practices. We can perform most lab tests, exams, and preventative care without the patient leaving their home!   

Comprehensive Patient-Centered Care 

  • Good communication with patients, family members, and other care providers is crucial to meeting the individual and longer-term health care needs of the individual. HWMS has systems in place such as a secure texting platform, our office phone, and a team dedicated to Chronic Care Management to better monitor you and your loved one’s healthcare needs. Always a call or text away, we provide complete transparency regarding all health conditions and a plan of care.      

Simple, Easy Billing 

  • Effective and accurate billing is complex in healthcare. HWMS offers full billing services for Medicare and most private insurances for services offered including a new pediatry treatment.   

Quality Preventative Care 

  • We believe that preventative care is essential to the health and well-being of each and every patient. We work to monitor conditions and overall health to catch problems before they start. By traveling to our patients, we are able to monitor the health and catch problems before they start.
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