DispatchHealth Extends In-Home Care to Columbus, Ohio
As of July 1st, people local to Columbus, Ohio, have the option to receive in-home medical care from one of the nation’s leading mobile healthcare providers: DispatchHealth. You can count on our medical professionals to bring the necessary equipment and resources to your home to provide the care you need. We’re proud to make Columbus one of our many service areas across the country, as we continue to rapidly grow our network, bridging the gap between care and convenience.
When you’re faced with an illness or injury, your first instinct is to go to the doctor’s office or urgent care clinic. While these are excellent options for receiving treatment, it’s not always possible to get the prompt care you need when you need it. In these situations, DispatchHealth can bring healthcare to you. Within a few hours of contacting us, you can have a team of expertly trained and highly knowledgeable healthcare providers in your home, attending to you or a family member.
Plus, this convenience doesn’t come at an extra cost. Our services cost just about the same as an urgent care visit, and we’re in-network with many insurance carriers, including Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans.
Conditions We Treat
You can rely on DispatchHealth to help you treat or manage a wide range of conditions. While you should go to an emergency room or call 911 for life- or limb-threatening and time-sensitive illnesses/injuries, just about any other situation can be handled by the dedicated professionals at DispatchHealth. These are just a handful of conditions we frequently treat:
- Urinary tract infections
- Respiratory infections
- COPD exacerbations
- Strep throat
- Diarrhea and dehydration
- CHF exacerbation
- Sprains, strains and bruises
- Minor cuts and lacerations
We can also perform advanced tests and procedures such as IV placement, on-site blood testing, EKG, X-rays, ultrasounds, urinary catheter insertion, stitches, and other services.
During the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, our team has continued offering support for patients. We offer COVID-19 testing and treatment for symptoms and secondary conditions, all while following safety protocols such as wearing masks, eye protection, and gloves, wiping down all equipment before and after each appointment, and disinfecting our vehicles.
People We Serve
People of all ages and abilities need accessible healthcare. This is why DispatchHealth offers personalized, in-home medical care for everyone, from children over 3 months to older adults. Our in-home healthcare services can be especially helpful for people with pre-existing conditions like diabetes, asthma, kidney disease, COPD, Alzheimer’s, physical disabilities, and chronic diseases. Conditions like these can make it especially difficult to get to a doctor’s office or sit in a waiting room for an extended period of time, so our mobile care allows these patients to remain comfortable inside their homes.
Hear From Local Market Manager, Kimu York
Kimu York, DispatchHealth’s market manager for Columbus, Ohio, is excited about the new launch. Here’s what Kimu had to say:
Share a bit about your role at DispatchHealth:
As the Market Manager in Columbus, Ohio, I manage the day-to-day functions of our market, support our clinical teams, establish relationships with new and existing community partners, as well as lead our DispatchHealth Medical Technicians.
Why are you excited to be a part of DispatchHealth?
The innovation and technology behind the DispatchHealth model is what initially piqued my interest in DispatchHealth. In addition to this, as someone who is passionate about addressing the social determinants of health, I am excited to be a part of an organization that is bringing medical care to those who may have limited access to traditional healthcare facilities.
Why is DispatchHealth launching in the Columbus area?
DispatchHealth has identified a need for our services in the Central Ohio area. As we launch in partnership with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, DispatchHealth will be able to provide advanced medical care in the comfort of one’s home.
How will DispatchHealth make an impact on healthcare in the Columbus area?
DispatchHealth will make an immediate impact on the Central Ohio area by treating high-acuity patients in the comfort of their homes. Over time this will provide substantial savings for our partner health system as well as health payors.
We’re Excited to Serve the Columbus Community
DispatchHealth is looking forward to bringing the care and convenience of our in-home medical services to the Columbus community. After July 1st, you’ll have the option of receiving in-home care to supplement your traditional doctor’s office and urgent care visits. We make it especially easy to schedule an appointment with several options; you can either fill out the form on our website, download our app, or give us a call.