Environmental Health Health Care Providers
Environmental Health Health Care Providers

The Center for Environmental Health at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics would like to partner with you to help manage your patients' care by providing environmental health education,  resources, and environmental health assessments through our Healthy Home Program.  We can also provide your staff educational opportunities regarding the latest research and best practices about effective asthma management, environmental hazards, health-related housing issues and more.

Patient Referrals

Once your patient is enrolled in the Healthy Home Program, we will provide you with a copy of the plan of action that we have developed for the family and update you on their progress. We want to work with you as a team to help encourage the family to make positive environmental changes. Depending on the extent of the environmental health issues and the patient's health, the family can be enrolled in the Healthy Home Program for up to six months to provide support and monitor their progress. CLICK HERE for a short video about our Healthy Home Program. 

The Healthy Home Program can provide the following:

  • Targeted indoor environmental health education to help address home health concerns.
  • Phone consultations from one of our specialists to discuss environmental health, asthma, and other health concerns that can be affected by the home.
  • Healthy home resources and materials.
  • Healthy Home Assessments
  • Environmental grant programs (CLICK HERE for our current grant programs)

Patients with the following diagnosis can be referred to us:

  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Other Respiratory Conditions
  • Other conditions, i.e. leukemia
  • Lead Poison (CLICK HERE for more information about Lead Investigations and Education)

OR meet one of the following medical criteria:

  • Symptoms are perennial & flare on exposure
  • Environmental exposure is suspected of triggering symptoms
  • Continued exposure is likely
  • Patient has some control over environment

If your patient's medical diagnosis or condition is not listed and/or if you are not sure if they can be referred CLICK HERE to contact us.

 

Referral Process

CMH Patient Referrals 

Please CLICK HERE for printable instructions

  1. Sign into Cerner
  2. Click on Orders
  3. Search for "Environmental Health Referral"
  4. Please provide a brief comment on why you're referring the patient.
  5. Submit the order. (The referral should appear under the Consult/Therapy section)
  6. We will receive the order via email and our printer. 

Non-CMH Patient Referrals

Please CLICK HERE for the referral packet*

  1. Complete the referral form and have the healthcare provider sign the referral.
  2. Please have the legal guardian sign the exchange of information form.
  3. Provide the patient's current Asthma Action Plan (if applicable)
  4. Fax the forms to us at 816-960-8891.

*Please provide the family with our Healthy Home Program flyer (last page in the referral packet).

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