Patient Companion, LLC
Medical Visits Companion Service
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Provide clients with a variety of medical support services including:
* Trips to the doctor: Scheduling, transportation to and from, and accompaniment throughout the entire appointment
* Advocacy (making sure their rights are respected and all options are known)
* Developing discussion points for use with doctors, nurses, pharmacists or other medical staff
* Understanding medical advice given by doctors, nurses, pharmacists or other medical staff
* Understanding and reading medical bills
* Communication with their support network (family, friends, doctors, etc.)
* Pharmacy visits and picking up medications
* Calling for urgent medical assistance (in an emergency, dial 911)
* Helping them stay in their homes, especially if elderly (arranging services or providing non-medical services like housekeeping directly)
They are not a licensed medical practitioner and does not diagnose or treat illness, or offer medical advice. It is not responsible for adverse events that may occur before, during or after a visit.
At Home Services
- Friendly visiting
- Private pay
- Older adults
English-speaking adults (at least 21 years old), without significant physical, behavioral or cognitive disabilities
Phone (612) 669-9937 or e-mail: email@example.com for free initial consultation.
* Requests Advanced Medical Directives, if completed
Hourly fee for service plus the cost of transportation and incidentals.
9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday or as contracted
Ramsey and Washington Counties
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Other Services or resources
This provider does not offer other services or resources at this location.
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BT-4500.6500-500Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Definition
Programs that provide transportation for medical appointments, trips from and between hospitals, to nursing homes or other special-care centers or for other non-emergency medical needs for individuals who, because of financial problems or their physical condition, are unable to use other means of local transportation. NEMT service providers are able to transport riders who require a wheelchair lift equipped vehicle with appropriate protective restraints or a van that is designed for gurney/stretcher transportation, or has other types of features to meet their safety needs.
LH-6300.6550Personal Health Care Advocate Services Definition
Programs that help people navigate through the maze of doctors' offices, clinics, hospitals, outpatient centers, insurance and payment systems, patient-support organizations and other components of the health care system with the objective of supporting timely delivery of quality care and ensuring that patients, survivors and families are satisfied with their encounters with the health care system. Personal health care advocates are trained health care workers, often nurses, or volunteers familiar with the health care system who work independently of any health care institution. They help patients identify specialists, coordinate appointments with providers to assure timely delivery of diagnostic and treatment services, provide "cheat sheets" of questions, and lay out the choices patients have in plain English. They may also ensure that appropriate medical records are available at scheduled appointments, accompany patients to medical appointments, arrange language translation or interpretation services, facilitate financial support and help with paperwork, negotiate insurance claims, arrange transportation and/or child/elder care, provide access to clinical trials and facilitate linkages to follow-up services. Some programs contract with employers to serve as personal advocates for employees who are ill. Others work exclusively with individuals who have specific illnesses, e.g., cancer.
Programs that provide friendship and shared activities and/or appropriate role models for individuals who suffer from lack of company, loneliness or social isolation; who need emotional support from a "buddy" to cope with a difficult life situation; who need practice conversing in English; or who lack the companionship and guidance of an adult or figure or peer role model.
PH-2200Escort Programs Definition
Programs that accompany people who have limited mobility, cognitive impairments or other problems to specified local destinations and provide assistance which may include transportation or driving services, assisting the individual to enter and leave the vehicle and buildings, carrying packages, helping the person deal with other challenges and/or providing emotional support. Escort programs may assist older adults and people with disabilities, people who have AIDS or fear they have contracted the HIV virus, and others who need emotional and/or physical support; and may have limitations regarding the types of trips that qualify for this service.