Via Christi HOPE offers a medical clinic where physicians and licensed nurses help guide you toward your best health. All Via Christi HOPE participants will visit our clinic every six months — and more often as needed — for a health assessment.
Your first visit to the clinic will be during your pre-enrollment assessment. At that time the nurse and physician will visit with you about your health history, health goals, medications and assistance needs. After enrollment the clinic will function much like any other doctor’s office. We will encourage preventive health screenings, educate on healthy life habits and provide you with the information you need to have the quality of life you desire.
In the clinic, we also do lab tests and x-rays. Other more specialized tests or specialty physician consultations will be scheduled by appointment with outside providers as approved by Via Christi HOPE physicians. We will provide transportation to and from these appointments.
As a participant in Via Christi HOPE, your primary care physician will arrange for specialist care when it is necessary. Because all of your appointments are coordinated through your primary care physician, every specialist you see will be fully informed about your previous care experiences.
Via Christi HOPE will schedule specialist appointments for you and provide transportation. Specialist services include dental, vision and hearing.
Medication management and pharmacy.
All necessary prescription medications are provided and covered as part of your membership in Via Christi HOPE. Via Christi HOPE will take the place of your existing Medicare Part D plan, if you have one. Our pharmacy will conduct a review of your medications and is available for medication education or questions, if necessary. Your medications will be provided for you at the day center, so there is no need to coordinate with an outside pharmacy.
If your condition requires a hospital stay, Via Christi HOPE will work with you and the hospital to coordinate all needed medical care. Via Christi HOPE physicians and other members of our team will continue to follow you throughout your hospitalization, in an effort to get you the care you need and help you return to your own home as soon as possible.