Managing your health can be complicated. Now you have a Care Partner who works with you and your doctors to help achieve your best possible health. Depending upon your health care needs, your Care Partner may be a registered nurse, care coach or a social worker. Working with a Care Partner is completely voluntary and is a complimentary benefit of being part of the BJC Accountable Care Organization. We encourage you to participate so that we may assist you with managing your health.

A Care Partner assists you with:

  • Accessing needed health services
  • Coordinating your care
  • Managing your symptoms
  • Maintaining your health and functioning

Your Care Partner, working with your physician, can:

  • Coordinate and collaborate on health care services, such as scheduling or rescheduling appointments and medical testing with your doctor
  • Review prescribed medications and answer your medication questions
  • Provide individualized education as well as preventative care and self–care tips to help you and/or your family members make more informed decision about your health–care options
  • Help you learn about your health conditions and what you can do to feel better
  • Provide information on resources, such as transportation services or affordable medication programs

A Care Partner may benefit patients with the following conditions:

  • Congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Ongoing medical problems

If you go to the hospital, your Care Partner will:

  • Assess your medical condition and any needs or concerns following your hospital stay
  • Explain and simplify discharge instructions and other health information
  • Ensure you have a follow-up appointment with your primary care provider
  • Provide personalized, one-on-one support and guidance to help you manage your health

This program is offered by phone and voluntary, a complimentary benefit of being a part of BJC Accountable Care Organization. If you would like more information on working with a Care Partner, please call 314-996-7020 or toll-free 844-996-7020.