Caring For Our Communities
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To improve health by avoiding hospital admissions, reduce medically unnecessary services and encourage appropriate utilization of care, in addition to the utilization of primary care providers for preventative care, activate patient/family engagement, coordinate care, and enhance follow-up care.
Who We Are
CFOC is based at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital and is available throughout southwest Iowa at no cost.
Created in 2014, CFOC connects people in need with community health and behavioral health experts who will help find appropriate health care, access existing community resources, obtain health-related education and affordable medications, and navigate the health care exchange.
In addition to receiving this support, patients will be assisted in self-management goals to engage them in their own health care. We have engaged the services of dedicated, experienced medical professionals from the hospital, as well as from a number of local agencies, who believe in working together with our patients to maintain and improve the health care and the services we offer.
How the Program Works
Knowledgeable health care professionals meet with patients in Southwest Iowa to determine their needs and connect them with a community health coach and/or behavioral health coach.
The coaches offer support, guidance, and care, assist patients in understanding medical conditions, review medications, make referrals to appropriate programs, and help patients gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to become active in their health care.
You are eligible if you or someone you know…
- Finds it difficult to navigate through health care needs,
- Does not have a primary care physician,
- Has multiple physicians or specialists, chronic conditions, and/or multiple medications, and requires ongoing care,
- Has difficulty obtaining medications, medical insurance, food, transportation, utilities, medical supplies, and equipment, or
- Has no health insurance or insurance with a high deductible, or large out-of-pocket expense.
Click HERE to view the Caring for Our Communities Impact Report for 2022
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Get in Touch
If you have any questions, please submit a request using the form on the Contact Us page or reach out directly to Sandy Green.
933 East Pierce Street,
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
ED Support: 24 hours a day