Cone Health Renames Sickle Cell Medical Center
The Patient Care Center more accurately reflects the services offered to a wider range of people.
Cone Health Sickle Cell Medical Center is now Cone Health Patient Care Center. The new name appropriately showcases the different services available at the center. The center has broadened its reach to provide basic primary medical care to patients with or without sickle cell.
The expanded services help people with specific medical needs, such as follow-up visits after leaving the emergency department or hospital. “When you leave the hospital, you are often asked to make an appointment with your primary care provider,” says Olu Jegede, MD, Cone Health Medical Group Community Care Services Medical Director. “We provide that service for patients who don’t have a regular provider. We address the conditions that lead to the ED visit or hospital stay and prevent unnecessary readmissions.”
Cone Health Patient Care Center will provide a full range of care to patients with chronic medical diseases like hypertension, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as well as treatment of common conditions. These include simple infections, cough and flu; in addition to providing excellent care to our patients with sickle cell disease. The center also offers infusion services and other specialized care. This allows patients in sickle cell pain crisis to receive extended pain control and rehydration without a hospital stay.
The Cone Health Patient Care Center is in the North Elam Medical Building attached to Wesley Long Hospital accessible off Elam Avenue in Greensboro