CATCH-ing a Better Quality of Life

The CATCH project is a collaboration between FSL social workers, St. Joseph’s Internal Medicine Clinic (IMC) and community partner agencies whose purpose is to assist chronically ill patients access community resources to better achieve their medical goals and lessen the use of emergency and in-patient services at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center (SJHMC).

Our Program Partners

The CATCH project supports Internal Medicine patients and their primary care physicians by including a clinic-based social worker to help navigate CATCH partner agencies:

  • St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center (SJHMC)
  • SJHMC’s Internal Medicine Clinic (IMC)
  • Catholic Charities Community Services
  • Keogh Health Connections
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Our CATCH Program Components

How will our CATCH program help you improve management of your chronic disease and improve your quality of living? To start, our program will include the following components:

Home visits

Primary Care Physicians (PCP) and the CATCH social worker visit the patient’s home to review medical objectives and other social and environmental factors that impede progress toward achieving PCP recommended medical objectives. Spending time with your PCP in your home allows for each party to better understand one another with the aim of improving well-being. Home visits are not intended to replace regular clinic appointments.

Phone Calls

As with home visits, the CATCH social worker, your PCP or a professional associated with our partners will conduct with telephone check-ins. Phone calls, like home visits, will not serve as a substitute for your IMC appointments.

Transportation Assistance

Transportation to/from medical appointments and/or pharmacy are key to maintaining progress toward medical objectives. The CATCH project can, on a case-by-case basis, provide individual transportation. This service is limited to specific circumstances.

CATCH is available only to select IMC patients at no charge.

AZ State Public Resource Assistance And Referrals

Keogh Health Connection services CATCH project participants by helping identify, understand and apply for AZ State Medicaid (AHCCCS), nutritional assistance (food stamps) and even help navigate the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Keogh Health Connection will help you understand the application process in order to take full advantage of available community and government resources.

Disease Self-Management Education

We will help you understand and respect your prescriptions, learn independent symptom management techniques and healthcare team skill-development.

Program Inclusion Criteria

If you are interested in this program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Un- or underinsured of the IMC
  • At least one of these chronic diseases: COPD, CHF or DM
  • Medicare B without secondary coverage
  • Excessive avoidable admissions at IMC, SJHMC and/or ED
  • Medical plan non-compliance
  • Expected to benefit from the program

Program Exclusion Criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must not identify as the following:

  • Homeless individual
  • Patient with serious mental illness (SMI)
  • Mercy Care Advantage patient
  • Medicare patients with supplemental coverage

Contact Us Today to Get Started

At the moment, the program has room for 100 IMC patients, so if you’re interested you should give us a call at 602-285-1800. Our trained professionals will be happy to help you get started with enrollment.