Collaboration is Key for Patient Success
COVID-19 has come with many long-lasting effects; some we know of, some we don’t. With the research and statistics found so far, Mayo Clinic has determined that one of the most devastating effects is possible organ damage of the lungs, heart, kidneys, and brain. To assist these ongoing effects, we have added Long-Haul COVID as a qualifying symptom for our Beaches Health and Wellness Program.
Michael (name changed for confidentiality), was experiencing homelessness when he tested positive for COVID-19 and soon after, his symptoms became severe. Michael ended up in the emergency room at Baptist Beaches and wound up being hospitalized for over a month. Once Michael was nearing discharge, Baptist Beaches referred the patient to WeCareJax’s Beaches Health and Wellness Program.
Since being referred to our program, Michael has become a patient at our Primary Care Clinic Partner Sulzbacher and has worked closely with our Community Health Worker, Sheika. Sheika has helped Michael with follow-up care and support for his long-haul COVID symptoms, fill out paperwork for disability benefits, and ongoing mental health support. In addition to getting on top of his physical health, Michael is also working with MHRC for ongoing mental health care and treatment and Changing Homelessness for help finding permanent housing!
Sometimes, patients need more than a specialty care appointment, and WeCareJax is so grateful for the collaboration from all of our community partners who use their strengths to help our neighbors in need.