Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s Heart Failure Clinic Community Paramedicine program is a community-based health approach offering follow-up care in the home after a hospital stay with heart failure. A specially trained community paramedic uses virtual care to connect the patient to a Heart Failure Clinic provider in the comfort of their own home.
What to Expect
A community paramedic from the Heart Failure Clinic will call to confirm the previously scheduled appointment. Once the paramedic arrives at the home, the team member will:
- Offer telehealth assistance to connect with the Heart Failure Clinic nurse practitioner
- Assess your vital signs
- Review your medications
- Answer any questions you may have regarding heart failure
- Connect you with any resources you may need
- Communicate with your provider
- Perform in-home treatments (if needed) including, but not limited to:
- Lab work
- Medication administration
What Are the Benefits?
There are many benefits to you as a patient, including:
- Access to care
- Assistance with telehealth connection using MyChart account
- Reduction in healthcare cost
- Less stress
- Faster recovery in the comfort of your own home
If you are not feeling well due to heart failure symptoms, the community paramedic can come to your home and help you recover without having to visit your provider’s office or the hospital.