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Home Medical Care

Ministry of Health

Home health care is a component of a continuum of comprehensive health care that promote, maintain or restore health, or maximize the level of independence, while minimizing the effects of disability and illness.

Person
Citizen, Individuals
Target audience
Clock
7.0 Days(s)
Service duration
Channel
Portal
Service channels
Price
Free
Service cost
  • Log in via Absher (Unified National Access).
  • The Patient Information screen appears for those who want to apply for a home health care service.
  • Fill in the applicant information.
  • Fill in the patient information (the beneficiary) and pressed (Next).
  • The Patient Address screen appears after completing all patient data, during which the patient neighborhood is identified, the street name, building number, landmark, and any notes, if any.
  • Click on the Send icon to send the request.
  • You can check your order status by accessing the Order Status Search screen.
  • You can search by entering the name of the applicant, the application number, and the applicant identification number.
  • If the patient is from inside the hospital: Fill in a special form for referral from the consultant physician or specialist treating the patient in the hospital, and be referred to the Department of Home Health Care.
  • The referral should be made 72 hours before discharge.
  • Evaluate the patient in the hospital before discharge by the home health care team (doctor, nurse and specialist).
  • Develop a clear treatment plan in coordination with the attending physician.
  • Meet and evaluate patient facilities at home, their ability to care for the patient, and inform them of the patient duties and rights.
  • Assess the patient home and the safety of his environment.
  • Initiate training of patient facilities and improve patient care capacity.
  • Ensure that the patient essential needs are met before discharge.
  • Accept the patient and make an appointment for the first visit.
  • Open the patient file in the hospital, and another file at home, according to approved forms, and set a schedule and times of visits as per the requirements of the patient medical condition.
  • If the patient is from outside the hospital: The application that meets the requirements is submitted to the Home Health Care Department accompanied with: a medical report of not less than 3 months, a copy of ID, and a copy of the treatment plan. A home care provider is required for the patient. The application is reviewed, and an evaluation visit is made to find out the patient's needs.
  • For more about home health care services click here.

Last Modified Date: 05/07/2021 - 7:02 AM Saudi Arabia Time

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