SWCC Expands Access to Care for Local Medicare Patients with Chronic IIlnesses

Strawberry Wilderness Community Clinic has partnered with ChartSpan, a chronic care management company to provide further support to local medicare patients with chronic illnesses. This partnership is a huge step in improving access to care in our community; it will help reduce the out of pocket costs for medicare patients and help keep them on track with their care so they can have a better quality of life.


Medicare patients with chronic illnesses will be contacted to ask if they’d like to enroll. Once they choose to enroll they will receive monthly check-in calls from their ChartSpan Care Coordinator, who will be in direct contact with their primary care provider. Patients will have access to care 24/7 should they need to call with questions or concerns. Care Coordinators will help with medications & prescription refills, scheduling appointments, requesting records from other providers, as well as getting answers to questions patients may have about their healthcare. Patients aren’t required to enroll, but we highly recommend it as the goal of this program is to keep our community healthier by staying in touch between appointments.


“We are excited to partner with ChartSpan to expand our community care capabilities. The coordination of care with ChartSpan provides access for our patients to healthcare professionals 7 days a week/ 24 hours a day via phone call. The healthcare professionals at ChartSpan will assist your primary care provider in monitoring chronic health care conditions and expedite patient access when these chronic conditions become more acute.” – Joan Sonnenburg, Director of Outpatient & Provider Services, BMHD.


If you have any questions about the program feel free to reach out to SWCC at 541-575-0404. Again this program is currently only available for Medicare patients with a chronic illness.