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Case Management

Case management is the process by which a professional, either a nurse or social worker, assists the patient in meeting his or her specific needs. The case manager works with the patient to identify those needs, and the necessary steps to meet them. Case management also allows the patient to have someone on his or her side when it comes to making decisions that affect the individual's health and well-being. At Vandenberg Air Force Base, the case manager may also provide short term care for those having difficulty finding the right specialist for their particular needs. Case Management services are available to patients who are eligible for treatment at the 30th Medical Group.

Why Would I Need Case Management?


The need for case management services is determined through a collaboration between you, your family or caregiver, your health care team, and your provider. This collaboration will include a comprehensive assessment of your health, psychosocial needs, and use of health care services and resources.

Case management can help by:
• Coordinating your care.
• Assessing, planning, and facilitating services for you.
• Evaluating your options.
• Advocating on your behalf.

You or your family member may need case management if you have:
• Instability with chronic health problems
• A serious terminal illness
• An increased need for different provider specialties due to multiple diseases or conditions
• A need for more support and education during a critical period

Who are Case Managers?


Case managers are usually nurses or social workers who can help you and your family figure out complex health care and support systems. They will work with you to coordinate the services and other community resources you need

They can help:
• Provide advocacy, support, and education
• Reduce burden and streamline appropriate utilization of care
• Partner with members of your healthcare team to assist in coordination of your healthcare needs
• Monitoring for progress and desired outcomes

Case Management Services

Hours:

  • Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Closed the third Thursday of every month for training, as well as holidays and Wing Family Days

Telephone: 805-606-7125

Fax: 805-605-4785

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