ABOUT WYCO CARE CONNECTION

WYCO Care Connection is a community paramedicine program made possible through a partnership between Vibrant Health and the Kansas City, Kansas Fire Department. This program seeks to reduce the number of individuals using emergency medical services for non-emergent care. This program aims to reduce strain on the local health system and improve the quality of care for patients.

HOW IT WORKS

Our community paramedicine team, consisting of one nurse practitioner and one paramedic, will provide a range of basic primary and preventative healthcare services to individuals identified as frequent emergency department users. When appropriate, this team will connect these individuals with community-based primary care and social support services.

SERVICES PROVIDED

POINT OF CARE TESTINGMEDICAL SERVICESOTHER SERVICES
FSBS (finger stick blood sugar)
Hemoglobin
Hemoglobin A1c
INR
Rapid covid
Rapid flu
Acute illness assessment and treatment
Adult physical exam
Albuterol breathing treatment
Basic lab work
Child physical exam
Fall risk assessment
Safety assessment (e.g., fire alarms



REFERRAL SERVICES

  • Assistance finding the following resources:
  • Children and family services (diapers, daycare, education, beds, etc.)
  • Clothing
  • Dental
  • Domestic violence shelters
  • Employment
  • Food pantries
  • Housing assistance/transitional housing
  • Insurance/medical expenses
  • Medical home (PCP)
  • Mental Health/counseling
  • Pregnancy care
  • Refugee/Migrant resources
  • Rent/utility assistance
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Support groups

If you have further questions please email careconnect@kckfd.org