The network is expanding to meet the needs of our local communities. To bridge the gap between discharge and primary care, and reduce re-admissions, a second transition clinic opened in Beavercreek. The Kettering Health Network Transition Clinic at Soin opened on January 18 and is currently sharing space with the Wound Center at Beavercreek Health Park.
The clinic accepts referrals from network emergency departments or hospitals of both insured and uninsured patients in need of a primary care physician. The clinic does not prescribe narcotics, anti-anxiety medications, or sleeping pills. Patients receive one visit at the clinic before transitioning to a primary care physician.
Along with assisting in finding primary care physicians, the clinic also helps patients get health insurance. So far, the clinics have qualified 87 percent of uninsured patients for insurance.
When a patient is referred to the clinic, the clinic’s phone number will appear on the patient’s After Visit Summary, and they can call to schedule an appointment at the facility most convenient for them. The Kettering Health Network Transition Clinic at Soin is open on Mondays and Wednesdays, awhile the Kettering Health Network Transition Clinic at Sycamore is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The clinics to not accept walk-ins, and all patients must have an appointment to be seen. Most patients are seen within four to six days. As the clinic continues to grow, it hopes to see patients within two to three days.
For more information, call the Kettering Health Network Transition Clinic at Soin at (937) 914-7179.