Cincinnati, Ohio and Sonora, Calif. (June 27, 2023) — Tuolumne Me-Wuk Indian Health Center is excited to announce the partnership with Conduit Health Partners to offer their patients an after-hours triage nurse service. The TMWIHC has always provided personalized, comprehensive, high-quality health care that focuses on wellness and prevention to ALL members of the community, and the after-hours nurse triage service will be an extension of these services.
Conduit Health Partners uses a nurse-first model that combines Schmitt-Thompson support tools and clinical expertise to deliver safe recorded telephone assessments that lead to quality care advice and best-practice recommendations based on each patient’s unique needs. The after-hours triage nurses will help patients make the most informed decisions about handling various health and wellness concerns and connect them with the appropriate resources.
“We are honored to bring Conduit’s nurse-first triage services to the Sonora region and Tuolumne Me-Wuk Indian Health Center’s community through our nurse triage services,” said Cheryl Dalton-Norman, president of Conduit Health Partners. “Through this collaboration, Conduit serves as an extension of the Tuolumne Me-Wuk Indian Health Center’s team, connecting patients to the care they need when they need it. This improves access to care while reducing unnecessary health care costs and ensures the great care offered by TMWIHC is supported by access to highly-skilled registered nurses.”
This service will be available for patients of the Tuolumne Me-Wuk Indian Health Center and all services they offer in Tuolumne, Sonora, and Mariposa. This includes primary care, pediatrics, physical therapy, behavioral health, dental and substance abuse.
“We are excited for our partnership with Conduit Health Partners, to be able to bring more timely access to quality nurse triage and advice for our patients,” said Janet Pepper, COO of TMWIHC. “We particularly like Conduit, Health’s Nurse First Model, which means our patients get to speak with a nurse when they call in.”