Crown Health partners with you to care for your loved ones. Instead of dealing with a myriad of appointments and health systems to arrange care, you have a dedicated provider who fully understands all aspects of your loved one’s health.
We understand that preparing for, traveling to, and following up for even a simple check up can be a huge undertaking for our senior patients, so we bring care directly to them in familiar surroundings.
Appointments are pre-scheduled every 4–6 weeks to ensure our providers can closely monitor changes in well-being and provide all the necessary resources to keep our patients healthy and out of the hospital.
Crown health is a trusted partner to the adult family home council. Currently, we serve hundreds of AFH communities across the state, from the largest to smallest. In doing so, we enable owners and operators to provide high quality care to residents at no additional cost. And support caregivers and staff in providing holistic care to residents
We partner closely with nursing teams at several of Washington’s largest assisted living and memory care communities. With caregivers and staff we work together to ensure patients receive comprehensive and well coordinated care. A Crown Health provider can help minimize the disruption of traveling to clinics and hospitals for vulnerable patients, and gives families peace of mind.
If all the information is complete on the enrollment form and the required documents are received (Power of Attorney papers, medication list and copies of insurance cards) then the process goes very quickly and can often be put in place on the same day.
If a patient has urgent needs, please check the “URGENT” box on the top of the enrollment. An urgent care provider may be able to see the new patient prior to the next scheduled visit with the primary care provider. Otherwise, new patients are typically seen during the regularly scheduled monthly visit.
New patient enrollments are encouraged to be sent to Crown Health at least 5 days prior to the next scheduled visit with the provider.
Crown Health brings the doctor’s office to your facility. Our providers diagnose, treat, give referrals for specialists, and prescribe medications in the privacy of your residents’ rooms. We also have access to mobile lab and imaging services. At the request of the provider, they visit your facility to do the patient’s blood work or to take X-rays or ultrasounds, all in the privacy of their home.
Yes. We work closely with the registered nurses and other ancillary staff from all the local Home Healthcare Agencies and Hospice providers to help coordinate a well-rounded continuum of care for the patients we see.
However, if a patient is currently on Hospice, we feel it’s best for them to continue being followed by their previous primary care provider to afford better continuity of care. We will order Hospice for our current patients as needed and will work with hospice once they are admitted to the service.
A guardian is an appointed person by a court that completes health and/or financial decisions for an incapacitated person. The guardian works for the patient’s best outcomes, and the guardian follows regulations from the state of Washington.
POA (power of attorney) is someone who acts as an agent for a person who is incapacitated. Typically, the POA is selected by the person prior to becoming incapacitated. The POA may be a family member or friend.
Anyone who is not mentally able to make health decisions on their own behalf.
If the patient is not mentally able to make health decisions and does not have a family member or trusted friend that is willing to complete medical decision making, he or she may require guardianship services. You’ll need to initiate services by reaching out to a guardianship service group. Some examples of guardianship:
• Puget Sound Guardianship (Seattle) 425-952-2600
• Able Guardianship (King, Lewis, Mason, Pierce, and Thurston counties) 360-515-9020
Voicemails are checked four times a day during business hours and concerns will be addressed. Please leave the patient’s name, date of birth, your name, and a good return number.
If you are having difficulty with delay of returned calls, contact our main office line or send us a message from the Contact Us page.
We focus on quality of care instead of quantity of care, completing care as much as possible within the home setting. Notify Crown Health if the patient or legal representative declines referral out of community.
If a patient needs to leave the home for a severe health condition or the referral is medically necessary, please utilize the following resources:
• POA or guardian
• If patient has Molina insurance, call (888)
655-4833 for transportation services
• Sound Transit
• Seattle Cabulance
• Paratransit Services
Due to the fluid nature of seeing patients in the home setting, the providers work in approximate blocks of time for visits. Our providers work diligently to arrive within a reasonable timeframe (one to two hours) of expected visits, but sometimes traffic patterns and urgent needs of patients cause delays.
All orders will come by fax, please check your fax at least daily. Typical turnaround for faxes is within 24 to 48 hours. If you’re having issues with a specific fax or the overall process flow is varying from the above guidelines, please contact us and ask to be connected to our Clinical Administration Director.
A rotation of home visits every 4 to 6 weeks has proven effective for improving patient outcomes and decreasing patient complications. If you have concerns for the patients in between visits, please reach out to the Crown Health office for guidance.
Crown Health is composed of primary care providers who can address many healthcare needs. At times primary care providers may need to refer patients to other providers due to certain aspects of care being out of their scope of practice. An example includes mental health providers for management of certain psychiatric medications.