Welcome to Bridgecare
Michigan's Primary Discharge Clinic
BridgeCare is a specialty clinic that provides discharge services for patients leaving a hospital stay or other inpatient setting.
If a patient doesn't have a scheduled doctor's appointment within the first week of going home - we're here to help.
Reduce complications. Reduce re-admissions.
Physician care when it's needed most.
BridgeCare 30-day re-admission rate < 2%!
Based on 2021 data
How We Help Prevent Readmissions
The return home from a hospital or rehabilitation stay marks a milestone in a patient's journey toward recovery, not the end of their need for care.
Once their most critical acute needs are met, a patient's ability to recover at home can improve their quality of life and be more cost-effective all around. Support from home care nurses, physical therapists, and other outpatient services can contribute to better outcomes and reduce the risk of patients returning to the hospital. However, in order for health insurance to cover these services, the patient must have a physician to determine their needs and supervise care.
Many Michigan residents do not have a primary care doctor. Others may not get an appointment until weeks after discharge. Often, this may be too late, and they end up in the Emergency Department to have their needs met. The first 30 days after returning home carry the highest risk for readmission to the hospital, and this risk is as high as 30% in the elderly population. *
BridgeCare offers temporary discharge care through telehealth visits to "bridge" a patient's medical needs until they can establish (or re-establish) with a primary care provider.
*Medicare, CMS 2019
Our Services Make a Difference
Referral to Recovery
BridgeCare is an independent clinic. Being so, we can work with any Michigan-based hospital system, home care agency, or rehabilitation facility. To use our services, all a patient needs is a referral before they are discharged home- and it only takes a few minutes to send one.
We make it simple to refer patients.
If your care manager is referring you for our services, we have several online resources available for you.
As long as your referral has been accepted, you can schedule your first appointment online, download and sign our consent forms, and send our staff messages if there are any updates in your care needs.
Let us know how we can help make your recovery at home more successful!
Our Success Stories
Bridgecare Specialist has been a life saver! I moved during Covid and did not have a primary doctor. I broke multiple bones from a fall and spent many days in the hospital and rehabilitation center. I could not care for myself yet and needed a primary doctor for prescriptions, therapist, and documents to my HR Department. Dr. Hershey (Dr. Harshini "Hershey" Jayasuriya, MD) became my temporary primary doctor. She has gone above and beyond to assist me during this process! I wish she could be my primary doctor always. I do highly recommend Bridgecare Specialist snd Dr. Hershey as they did help put my broken life back together.
(from Google Reviews)