You might have heard some rumors or even seen some of our tweets @MercuryClinic. Well the rumors are true! The Clinic at Mercury Courts has a new Mobile Care Coordination Program. We are bringing a piece of the clinic to you each week. To kick off the program, The Clinic at Mercury Courts team is visiting the different Urban Housing Solutions (UHS) properties and providing mini-health fairs. There are many residents who of UHS who will benefit from this program and we are excited to connect with them. We are planning to come to several properties over the next few months.
At these visits, members of the staff from The Clinic at Mercury Courts will be there to talk, take blood pressures, and you will be able to ask them questions about your health. Yesterday our volunteer nurse practitioner, Dr. Lauren Lakvold, DNP and UHS Health Advocate, Brittany Jewett were able to go and meet residents from Fisk Courts to initiate the process of primary care. It was a highlight to get to know everyone better. One resident we met was Lydia who heard about the Clinic, but had not been there yet. After discussing what The Clinic has to offer, she was excited to establish care there. (see photo below)
|Lydia and Dr. Lakvold getting know each other at Fisk|
This new program is more than just mini health fairs. The team from UHS and The Clinic are hoping to identify our most vulnerable residents and patients to provide the best care possible no matter if they can make it to the clinic or not. First, The Clinic’s staff recognizes that all the medical information can be complicated and hard to understand. If residents don’t understand what they are taking a specific medication for, or what going on in their health then the MCCD makes it easier than ever to get answers! Through a seamless process with UHS and The Clinic at Mercury Courts residents are connected to the services they need as quickly as possible. The Coordination team will also be there to provide care during a home visit. The staff understands that it is very difficult to get to The Clinic and the team is committed to meeting residents where they are.
The Clinic at Mercury Courts is very pleased to be starting this program for our community, and we look forward to growing it alongside Urban Housing Solutions. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for when the MCCS is coming to you!
Come see us when we are near you or just come by and see us at 411 Murfreesboro Pike (in front of the Mercury Courts Complex).
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BY: Lauren Lakvold DNP, Brittany Jewett, and Christian Ketel, MSN