The admission process is as follows:

  • The physician prescribes Home Health
  • Orders are sent to WVP Home Health
  • WVP Intake Coordinator processes orders
  • Intake coordinator confirms insurance coverage
  • Initial call from WVP staff to patient to schedule admission visit
  • First In-Home appointment is made
  • WVP RN or Therapist creates an individualized care plan
  • Number of visits and frequency is established by clinician, patient and physician

What can I expect on the first home health care visit?

On the first visit, a nurse or therapist will conduct an initial evaluation.  The evaluation focuses on educating you in self-care management and partners with your doctor to promote disease prevention and proactive care – which includes the family or caregivers.

This team approach facilitates an easier transition for you from a hospital or nursing facility to your home, and actively engages you and your caregivers in your health care.

How often will I have home health care visits?

The frequency of home health care visits and the services provided are based on your doctor’s orders in your personal plan of care. Your doctor may change your plan of care, increasing or decreasing the number of visits or services provided, in order to provide you with the best home health care for your needs.

Can I call my Home health Nurse with medical questions?

Yes, WVP Home Health has a nurse on-call 24 hours a day to assist patients who are currently on-service with them.

Patient Referral

Home care referrals can be made directly from the physician’s office, through a hospital discharge planner, rehabilitation center or skilled nursing facility.  It is not necessary for the patient to be hospitalized at the time of referral.

To refer a patient, phone 503-485-0710

Referral Form