Nurse Advice Lines and After-Hours Triage services have emerged as a way to connect your patients with registered nurses who can answer health questions, suggest complementary programs and services, guide callers to self-care measures or recommend urgent care when appropriate. Amid rising costs and limited resources, health plans and providers see that extending opportunities for patient engagement can pay off through in-network referrals, expanded access to care and reduced Emergency Room utilization.
College students are a unique subset of our population in need of 24-hour healthcare.
Some of the specific health challenges University Health Centers face, include: behavioral health, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual assault, communicable diseases, and even chronic conditions.
In fact, demands on campus health centers might be higher and more complex than ever. With more students arriving with serious health needs, the addition of a personalized university nurse advice line is an ideal solution to meet growing demands, create branding opportunity and satisfy the health and safety demands of college students and their parents. The most highly regarded student health centers are establishing comprehensive service offerings, including nurse advice and 24-hour telephonic triage.
Topics: Nurse Advice Lines