Health Hub
Health Hub

We recognized the need to help uninsured patients find community resources and a medical home. So we worked in partnership with Saint Elizabeth Foundation and Catholic Health Initiatives to create the Lincoln Health Hub — an innovative program that connects uninsured, underserved patients with health care resources in the community.

Many times people who lack health insurance are subjected to an exhausting and discouraging search through many agencies to find help. At the Health Hub, community members are assigned an “advocate” who can help them find resources that will help meet their health care needs. For example, an advocate may help a community member:

  • Find a doctor/medical home
  • Access free or discounted medications
  • See a medical specialist
  • Apply for programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps), General Assistance, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Medicare and Medicaid

Libby Raetz, Chief Nursing Officer at Saint Elizabeth, and Jeanette Wojtalewicz, Chief Financial Officer at CHI Nebraska, talk about how the Health Hub is helping the uninsured find the right access to the right services in the Lincoln community.

   

Hear how the Health Hub helped Terry Jenks through his stage four bladder cancer diagnosis when he was in between jobs and uninsured.