High Acuity Care Clinic
The High Acuity Care Clinic (HACC) provides individualized acute care and education to patients experiencing any of the following conditions:
- Acute chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Acute congestive heart failure
- Asymptomatic uncontrolled hypertension
- Acute skin and soft tissue infection
- Community-acquired pneumonia
A physician/APP referral is preferred for an appointment at the clinic. OSF Medical Group patients are eligible to be seen at the HACC if their primary care or specialty care clinician determines they need an advanced level of care – higher than what can be provided in the office or at an urgent care clinic, but not the level requiring hospital admission or observation in an emergency department.
Patients who are cared for at the HACC may be treated and observed for a span of up to 4-6 hours with the goal of reversing the urgent need and stabilizing them before sending them back home. A follow-up at the HACC the following day can be arranged if deemed appropriate. The goal is to return them to their chronic care team ASAP for ongoing management.
In addition, the HACC staff teaches patients and their family members the importance of follow-up monitoring, compliance issues, dietary considerations, the potential for adverse drug reactions and interactions, and how to recognize potential emergency situations related to their chronic condition.
Your primary or specialty care team may refer you to the HACC to manage the acute exacerbation of your chronic condition. Your physician and/or care team, in collaboration with the HACC team, will determine if you are eligible for a referral to the HACC.