MOH provides home-medicine services for beneficiaries. This includes:
  • Caring for patients with chronic diseases
  • Caring for patients with bedsores
  • Palliative care
  • Intravenous therapy services
  • Physiotherapy services
  • Caring for urinary catheterization patients
  • Caring for enteral nutrition patients
  • Laboratory tests
  • Delivery of medicines and medical supply to patients
  • Delivery of supplements
  • Non-ambulatory transportation
  • Psychological and social support
  • Educating patients and their families

Home healthcare services are not limited to the elderly, but cover other groups, including:
  • Patients with cancer
  • Patients who've undergone surgeries
  • Alzheimer’s disease patients
  • Patients who’ve experienced car accidents or head injuries
  • Psychiatric patients
  • Bedridden patients
  • Wounded people, and patients with bedsores
  • Patients with respiratory conditions
  • Urinary catheterization patients
  • Enteral nutrition patients
  • Patients administered antibiotics intravenously
  • Patients with hypertension
  • Diabetics
  • Patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVDs)
  • Patients undergoing physiotherapy and rehabilitation
  • Patients with thrombophilia
  • Patients with hiatal hernia

Access to Home Healthcare Services: Procedures:
Inside hospital:
  • The patient shall be referred by the hospital to the Home Healthcare Department. The referral shall indicate the patient’s condition, and the type of service required 72 hours before discharge.
  • An initial assessment of the patient's condition shall be conducted by the Home Healthcare Department. 
  • The patient shall be visited a week after discharge.
  • The patient’s needs shall be met withing a week.

Outside hospital:
  • A completed request shall be submitted to the hospital’s Home Healthcare Department.
  • A medical report of no less than 3 months.
  • Photocopy of the national ID.
  • Photocopy of the treatment plan.
  • A healthcare provider shall stay with the patient at home.
  • If requirements are fulfilled, the request shall be considered.
  • The patient shall receive a visit within a week, in order to determine his or her needs.
 
To view the Home Healthcare Guide (Available in Arabic only)