Renown Partnership Brings Back the House Call
May 14, 2020
Renown Health is pleased to announce a new partnership with DispatchHealth to bring back the house call in Reno and Sparks. This partnership focuses on delivering the right care, in the right setting and at the right time.
Expanding the ways that our community can access healthcare has been at the forefront of our minds during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Virtual visits have allowed us to talk to our physician from the comfort of our couches. But sometimes when we are not in need of emergency care we still want to see someone in-person. Now, DispatchHealth is bringing the medical professionals right to our doors.
When Should I Call DispatchHealth?DispatchHealth is a mobile urgent care. The medical team goes directly to the patient’s home and is equipped with the technology and tools to care for minor to serious injuries and illnesses. Each team consists of a medical technician and a nurse practitioner or physician's assistant. These clinicians are supported by a remote on-call emergency room physician. The mobile urgent care can be used for the following reasons:
- Common conditions and illnesses, such as mild flu symptoms; joint or back pain; sprains and strains; eye infections; urinary tract infections and skin rashes.
- Ear nose and throat symptoms, such as ear infections, strep throat and sore throats.
- Mild asthma and respiratory symptoms, including difficulty breathing and coughing.
- Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea can also be treated using DispatchHealth.