A Team Approach To Healthcare

Collaboration among doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, therapists, and other healthcare professionals provides better outcomes. Our integrated care model ensures our Family Medicine, Behavioral Health, and Dental services are readily accessible to you and your loved ones.

Our integrated care model ensures our Family Medicine, Behavioral Health, and Dental services are readily accessible to you and your loved ones. We believe integrated healthcare is fundamental to delivering high-quality, patient-centered care that promotes overall well-being. By recognizing the interconnectedness of medical, behavioral, and dental health, we can achieve better outcomes, enhance the patient experience, and improve the efficiency of healthcare delivery.

Bluestem Health stands alone as Lincoln’s only Federally Qualified Health Center, a designation only available to community-based organizations providing comprehensive primary care and preventive care, including health, oral, and mental health/substance abuse services to persons of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay or health insurance status.

A Holistic Approach to Healthcare

From routine check-ups to X-rays, our dedicated Family Practice and Pediatric Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants provide medical care tailored to your unique needs. Chronic Disease Management, for example, is one area where we can significantly impact your health and well-being. Our team can meet with you and provide education specific to your chronic disease and help you make lifestyle choices to manage your condition in the best way possible.

By offering a spectrum of services from acute care to disease management, we strive to treat your illness and enhance your overall health. We take the time to listen to your concerns and answer your questions to give you the best diagnosis and treatment. Furthermore, our healthcare providers collaborate seamlessly across disciplines, ensuring that all facets of your care are well-coordinated. This reduces the risk of fragmented care, eliminates duplication of services, and enhances communication among healthcare professionals.

Lower Healthcare Costs

Integrated healthcare offers numerous avenues for lowering healthcare costs:

  • Streamlines Information Sharing: Efficient sharing of patient information among healthcare professionals minimizes unnecessary appointments and prevents duplications of tests, reducing overall healthcare expenses.
  • Provides Faster Diagnosis: Enhanced collaboration between healthcare providers facilitates quicker medical diagnoses.
  • Improves Chronic Disease Management: Timely and coordinated care within an integrated healthcare system enhances the management of chronic conditions, helping to reduce the chance of complications and lower healthcare expenditures.
  • Optimizes Care Delivery: With multiple healthcare providers working together, patients receive timely and appropriate care in the most suitable settings.
  • Utilizes Resources Efficiently: By promoting collaboration and coordination, integrated healthcare maximizes the efficient use of healthcare resources, leading to cost savings for both patients and healthcare systems.

State-of-the-Art Dental Care

In addition to our medical services, Bluestem Health boasts skilled Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Dental Assistants. Whether you require routine cleaning or periodontal treatment, our team is committed to delivering personalized care with compassion. We also host an Emergency Dental Clinic every Wednesday from 7:45 AM to 4:00 PM. This walk-in dental clinic in Lincoln is the fastest way to be pain-free.

Behavioral Health Services

Recognizing the connection between mental and physical well-being, we integrate Behavioral Health services into our healthcare offerings. Our Behavioral Health team is committed to identifying those individuals struggling with behavioral health and mental disorders – helping to get them seen early on increases the chance of positive outcomes. Behavioral Health specialists continually collaborate with primary care providers to create the best treatment plan.

Unique Programs and Services

At Bluestem Health, we go above and beyond to address the diverse needs of our community. In addition to our core medical, dental, and behavioral health programs, we proudly offer a range of services for the best patient-centered care. Just a few of these services include Diabetic Education, Interpreter Services, and Legal Services through Legal Aid of Nebraska.

We have on-site pharmacies at both our Kreshel and Health 360 clinics. Our dedicated pharmacy team collaborates closely with your Bluestem Health provider and care staff to minimize hospital and emergency room visits. Beyond merely filling prescriptions, our pharmacies make proactive outreach calls, deliver medication, and assist with prior authorizations.

Supporting Operations

Behind the scenes, various departments work tirelessly to support the day-to-day operations of Bluestem Health. From hospital tracking and referral to compliance, medical records, and Information Technology, each department plays a crucial role in ensuring seamless delivery of care to you.

Schedule an Appointment at Bluestem Health

Collaboration among doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, therapists, and other healthcare professionals provides better outcomes. Our patients are at the center of the healthcare experience, and we want you to feel that way every time you step into a Bluestem Health facility. Schedule an appointment at one of our clinics by calling (402) 476-1455.

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