Mobile Integrated Healthcare

Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) & Community Paramedicine (CP)

In its simplest definition, Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) is the provision of healthcare using patient-centered, mobile resources in the out-of-hospital environment. It may include, but is not limited to, services such as providing telephone advice to 9-1-1 callers instead of resource dispatch; providing community paramedicine care, chronic disease management, preventive care or post-discharge follow-up visits; or transport or referral to a broad spectrum of appropriate care, not limited to hospital emergency departments.

The Illinois Department of Public Health recognizes the importance of this new area of focus and supports new program proposals with close medical oversight.

Success from prior MIH projects has paved the way for current projects which seek to provide access to healthcare among Chicago’s neighborhoods and strengthen the safety net of emergency care.

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