The Bridge Community OutreachServices

The Bridge
ED Frequent Users Program

The Bridge is a collaborative effort between Kaweah Delta and many community agencies designed to help frequent users of the emergency department. The program assists patients who are uninsured or underinsured by linking them with primary health care providers, continuous health insurance, mental health or substance abuse counseling and treatment, and various other social and medical services. Targeting adults who visit the emergency department 5 or more times in 12 months or 8 or more times in 24 months, the program aims to improve the quality, outcomes and delivery or care, while working to minimize the financial impact on hospitals resulting from inappropriate use of emergency departments.