ER Diversion

Diverting Care from the ER

HCC Network and its clinics work with the local emergency departments to assist patients who frequently use the ER for primary care issues like diabetes, tooth pain, anxiety, hypertension, etc., with finding a primary care doctor.

Connecting Patients with Resources to Live Well

Patients who don’t have insurance are connected with area primary care doctors who provide sliding fee scale payment options. Additionally, patients are connected with individuals who provide Medicaid enrollment assistance (and assistance with other forms of  insurance). If the patient has Medicaid, they are educated on the appropriate times to use the emergency department, given a list of locations that accept Medicaid, as well as instructions on how to contact the HCC Network clinics after hours answering service prior to utilizing the emergency department.

We know that patients who are managed in a primary care setting, where goals are established and a care plan is utilized, tend to have better outcomes and realize a significant savings in health care costs.

Our community-based programs include case management, counseling and assessment, health education, transportation, translation services, enrollment assistance, health and social care advocacy initiatives, access to primary care, and health IT.
HCC and its Community Health Centers serve all patients regardless of ability to pay. Discounts for essential services are offered based on family size and income. Schedule a visit: 660.259.2440.
After more than a decade and nearly 50 new employees later, it’s safe to say that the Lexington, MO-based HCC Network is a major player in Lafayette County and in rural health care in this region.
The focus of HCC is to develop and implement programs that are responsive to documented health needs of county residents, with specific health status indicators as benchmarks of progress.
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