Founded in the community, for the community
Since its founding in 2001, Calvert Healthcare Solutions (CHS) has served its community through partnerships with local physicians, the Calvert County Department of Social Services (DSS), theHealth Department, and Calvert Memorial Hospital (CMH). The sole purpose has been to provide primary health care to uninsured Calvert County adults.
In 2010, the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission awarded a grant to Calvert Healthcare Solutions to increase access to primary care, specialty care and mental health services. In the past three years, CHS has enrolled 493 clients and provided for more than 3,300 doctor visits. This has resulted in significantly decreased use of the hospital emergency department for non-emergent reasons. Also during this time, CHS has screened nearly 1,800 community residents for program eligibility with CHS, Medicaid and discounted sliding scale coverage offered by local doctors.
Grant funding from CareFirst has enabled CHS to expand its community outreach by providing care coordination for residents being treated for diabetes and high blood pressure. This program has improved the medical outcomes for these clients and in turn increased their quality of life. Continuing a partnership with Calvert Primary Care, CHS will extend this program through next year.
In early 2013 Calvert Healthcare Solutions was awarded a grant to direct education and enrollment efforts for expanded Medicaid and Qualified Health Products (insurance) in compliance with the Affordable Care Act throughout Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties