Mobile Integrated Health (MIH)
The mission of the MIH program is to provide resources for emergency responders and citizens within our region that work proactively to reduce unnecessary emergent call volume and better the health of our community.
The three participating cities are Redmond, Duvall, and Kirkland.
Four Steps to Fall Prevention
- Regular Activity: Regular physical activity can improve balance and coordination.
- Make a Safe Home: We offer complimentary safety inspections.
- Review Medications: Review your medications with a healthcare provider. Some can make you feel sleepy or dizzy.
- Check Your Vision: Have your vision checked at least once per year. Poor vision can lead to an increased chance of falling.
What is MIH?
The MIH program is funded and operated by Medic One and local fire departments, in partnership with King County Emergency Medical Services. Specially trained firefighter EMTs and paramedics assist citizens in Northeast King County by connecting them to the right resources in an effort to increase community health and well-being.
The MIH team is tightly woven into the community and can assist you in finding those tough to find resources. MIH works with Aging and Disability Services, King County Falls Prevention, and other local and county programs. MIH can also do a safety inspection of your living area and give you suggestions to reduce injury. Our goals are your goals toward a healthier life, home and community.
The MIH team primarily accepts referrals from 911 providers within the region. When first responders refer a citizen, the MIH members meet with them to find resources to stay independent and healthy.
How It Works
After the team receives a referral or request, a specially trained EMT or paramedic visits you in your home to better understand your situation, needs and concerns. Our team works with you to create a plan to connect you to the right resources. This service is provided at no cost and is funded by the Medic One levy.