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St. Paul’s PACE Medical Care
Proper medical care is crucial to your health. At St. Paul’s PACE, we’re committed to helping you receive the care you need so that you can remain living in your own home rather than in a skilled nursing facility.
A Team of Healthcare Professionals
As a St. Paul’s PACE participant, you will receive tailored medical care from the finest professionals who specialize in aging and chronic conditions. Our medical team of doctors, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses work with therapists, dietitians, social workers, and home care nurses to create a customized plan that is right for you! It is our goal to ensure you have optimal health, safety, and overall well-being. With PACE services we keep you safe and comfortable in your home and out of skilled nursing or assisted living facilities.
All healthcare including specialized services is provided by St. Paul’s PACE or a contracted provider authorized by St. Paul’s PACE.
With St. Paul’s PACE, you have a team of healthcare professionals working with both you and your family to ensure you get the coordinated care that you need. Your team gets to know you as an individual and helps you with your overall well-being, not just medical care. In addition to your primary care physician, we have many specialists who can provide you with expert medical attention in a variety of fields, including:
● Audiologist: Hearing specialist
● Dentist: Care of your teeth
● Optometrist: Vision specialist
● Podiatrist: Care for your feet
● Psychologist: Support for mental health
If you need to see a specialist, all appointments are handled through your PACE primary care physician and approved by your care team. Our goal is to ensure that you get the best medical treatment and that all necessary parties are involved so that the best-informed decisions can be made.
What Makes St. Paul’s PACE Extra Special?
St. Paul’s PACE provides all the services and care covered by Medicare and Medi-Cal (Medicaid) if authorized by your care team. Beyond those services, if your healthcare team deems you need care and services that Medicare and Medi-Cal do not cover, St. Paul’s PACE may still cover them, including (but not limited to):
● Primary medical and specialty care
● Adult (senior) day care services
● Home care
● Hospital care
● Laboratory/X-ray services
● Medical equipment and supplies
● Nutritional counseling
● Nutritious meals
● Occupational therapy
● Physical therapy
● Speech therapy
● Preventative care
● Prescription drug coverage and management
As a PACE participant, your medications will be prescribed by your PACE primary care physician and provided by PACE. There are no co-pays or out-of-pocket costs for medications. Please give clinic staff at least 24 hours to refill your prescription. If you are planning to be out of town for more than a week and need extended medications, please call the clinic at least 72 hours before you plan on leaving.
We provide emergency nursing support 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. How comforting to know it is one of the nurses you see at PACE that will be working with you no matter what time of day it is? Plus our nurses have access to your medical records in real time, so they have your medical history right in front of them. Prior authorization is not required for emergency services, but you or your family must contact the PACE center as soon as reasonably possible. Please note that our 24-hour service is specifically for emergency situations. All non-emergencies should be directed to your day center during business hours.
For participants, if you are having emergency/urgent issues Monday – Friday after 4:30 pm or weekends, please call (619) 677-3800.
TTY: 1.800.735.2922 (hearing impaired).
St. Paul’s PACE Supports Caregivers
St. Paul’s PACE understands that it can be a lot of responsibility being a caregiver. With St. Paul’s PACE, your family members and/or caregivers are able to receive training and join a support group. This helps them provide better care for you. St. Paul’s PACE even offers respite care for you so that your family can take a break without worrying if you are being cared for.