Chronic condition care

Have a chronic or ongoing health conditions can be distressing, especially if you are dealing with several health conditions at the same time. Optum offers special programs to assist you in managing your conditions over the long-term to keep you as healthy as you can be.

What is a chronic condition?

Some examples of chronic conditions are congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic kidney disease or kidney failure (CKD), diabetes, asthma, cancer or arthritis.

We work with you one-on-one

Your Optum team of doctors, nurses, social workers, care managers, dieticians, and educators work with you one-on-one. We develop a personalized disease management plan to help you better manage your chronic health conditions. Think of it as an extra layer of support, encouragement and information above and beyond the care you receive from your doctor.

Our team will teach you to watch for symptoms, and give you strategies for dealing with your health challenges. We emphasize instruction and education-our goal is to connect with you and build a long-term relationship based on communication, so when your symptoms appear, you can quickly contact us for treatment and support. And no matter where you need care-at home, in the hospital, at a skilled nursing facility - we make sure you get the right care in the right place.

We empower you to keep yourself healthier

We will also help you to be very proactive to prevent your condition from getting worse or from having to go to the hospital when it's not necessary. When you have the right tools, the right Optum team, the right equipment, and the right motivation, your quality of life can be greatly improved despite having one or more chronic health conditions.