Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH)
The City of Chesapeake has teamed up with community partners for a medical response program – Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH). This program, currently underway in countries worldwide, provides appropriate and accessible care to Chesapeake citizens by focusing on individual needs, healthcare education, and navigation of the healthcare system. Download the MIH program brochure (PDF)
- What is Mobile Integrated Healthcare?
CFD’s Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) program is an innovative and evolving model of community-based, patient-centered healthcare designed to provide effective and efficient services to our community. MIH is a term often used interchangeably with Community Paramedicine (CP); however, MIH is broader, including services provided in the "out-of-hospital" environment.
Using a team-based approach, MIH allows EMS professionals to function outside of traditional roles by:
- Navigating citizens toward the appropriate level of care in a timely and cost-effective manner.
- Integrating services, both clinical and non-clinical, to meet our citizens' needs.
- Assessing and Educating citizens at-risk for hospital admission or re-admission and assist in the management of chronic disease.
- Do you know someone in need of Durable Medical Equipment (DME)?
MIH distributes Durable Medical Equipment (DME) to low-income uninsured or under-insured adults in Chesapeake.
- Do you have Durable Medical Equipment (DME) you wish to donate?
We will gladly accept the following items in good working order:
- Manual & Motorized Wheelchairs
- Hospital Beds
- Hoyer Lifts
- and more…
Fall Prevention is offered to ALL Chesapeake residents (regardless of income or insurance) who are at risk for falls or have called 9-1-1 for fall-related injuries. Once referred, MIH will schedule an in-home visit to address any safety or medical-related concerns. MIH works with the community to collect and re-distribute Durable Medical Equipment (hospital beds, wheelchairs, walkers, Hoyer lifts, electric scooters, canes, etc.) to residents in need.
When FIRST RESPONDERS recognize a need for additional resources that cannot be accomplished during a 9-1-1 call, residents are referred to MVP Connection. Once referred, MIH will assess, evaluate, and address concerns linked to clinical, psychological, social, meals, environment, records, income, transportation, and skills (CP's merits). ***CFD/CPD Referrals Only***
Mobile Care/Transitional Care
In an effort to support Chesapeake’s high-risk and medically underserved communities, MIH proudly partners with Chesapeake Regional Medical Center and Healthy Chesapeake's HUB to monitor and educate patients diagnosed with COPD, CHF, Diabetes, and Hypertension.
Thank you to our Community Partners.
- Chesapeake Fire Department
- Chesapeake Police Department
- Chesapeake Sheriff's Office
- Chesapeake Regional Healthcare
- Healthy Chesapeake
- Chesapeake Task Force on Aging
- Silver Tree Seniors
- Chesapeake Public Schools
- Southeastern Virginia Training Center
- Just Serve
- Chesapeake Human Services
- Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia
- Catholic Charities
- EVHC (Eastern Virginia Healthcare Center)
- Old Dominion University
- Alzheimer's Association
- United Way South Hampton Road
- Chesapeake Care Clinic
- Unite US
- Union Mission
- Serve City Team
- Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Healthcare