Advanced Disease Coordination
Living with complex chronic disease is a daily challenge. Gundersen Health System offers Advanced Disease Coordination (ADC) as a way to help complex patients and families navigate the healthcare system. Patients who may benefit from ADC often have cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, lung disease or other chronic health problems.
What does the program include?
- 24-hour access to healthcare
- Care that matches your goals, values and choices
- A monthly care review by your ADC team
- Next steps advance care planning
Your ADC team will create a care plan based on your values, needs and choices to reduce your risk of more severe health problems. There is no extra cost for most aspects of ADC. Time spent with your team will be charged like any other visit. Co-pays still apply.
Your ADC team will include doctors and nurse practitioners, nursing staff, social workers, chaplains and a bereavement coordinator.
You can request ADC services in several ways:
- Your doctor or care team may refer you
- You can refer yourself
- The ADC team may contact you