A Nurse Practitioner is an advanced practice nurse with a Master’s and/or Doctorate degree. They have the knowledge to evaluate patients, order and interpret diagnostic tests, create and manage treatment plans, and prescribe medications—all without physician oversight.
The first step of becoming a patient with SWGeriatrics is to submit a completed New Patient Packet. You can request our New Patient Packet here. It is important to fill out the forms completely. Blanks or missed information will delay our ability to confirm insurance and delay the admission process.
After receiving a completed New Patient Packet, we call and verify the insurance coverage so we can inform the patient what, if any, cost will be incurred. Standard turn-a-round is one business day.
Our providers have flexible schedules, and the patient will be scheduled as quickly as possible. After a new patient is accepted, we’ll communicate with the patient (or responsible party) to schedule the first appointment.
As primary care providers, we determine the medical necessity for Home Health, contact the Home Health Agency for the patient, and write the orders for the patient to be admitted. We communicate with the Home Health staff and nurses and we write the orders for patient care. When the Home Health Agency discharges the patient, we continue taking care of the patient as their primary care. Our patients do not have to be homebound to receive a visit from us.
Home Health services are temporary, approved by insurance and require the patient be homebound. After receiving an order from us, the agency nurse visits the patient to fill out paperwork to confirm eligibility. They offer physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and nursing visits.
We do not have a physical location. Our providers travel to the patient’s home or place of current residence (i.e., assisted living facility, nursing home) to provide geriatric care.
Please view our complete list of insurances accepted here.
Please view our services offerings here.
We provide geriatric medical care to patients in the Tucson and surrounding areas. Below is a map and a list of the zip codes our providers can currently travel to provide care for patients. If you are unsure if we are able to provide care to your area, please contact us.