Swingbed services provide additional skilled care to patients who no longer qualify for acute services in the hospital inpatient unit, but need more assistance before they go home on their own.
This program is a bridge between hospitalization and complete recovery.
Some good examples of those who may benefit from swingbed services include:
Swingbed is ordered by a physician and requires approval for insurance purposes, but many insurances, including Medicare, include swingbed services in their coverage.
For more information on the Swingbed Program at MCHD, to see if you qualify for the program, or to request swingbed services at MCHD, please contact our Patient Care Coordinator at (806) 934-7851