The City Hall of Goiânia, through the Family Health Strategy Program, provides health care to families in 368 districts of the capital, currently registered in the system. Every day, health agents visit homes to provide information about immunizations, advice and help with referrals for medical care. The public with the help of the SUS user.
Each family health team has, on average, five community health agents, responsible for serving up to 750 registered families. Registration is carried out by the agents themselves, who, in contact with families, check the need for reception by the program.
The teams consist of physicians, dentists, technicians, nursing assistants, and community health workers. When medical advice is needed, agents refer patients to Family Health Centers (CSF). “The project covers different types of services and proves the care we provide to our residents,” says Mayor Rogerio Cruz, noting that visits take into account regional, social, economic, cultural and epidemiological conditions.
In January alone, 603,140 people were introduced by 190 program teams. For example, monitoring of 1,200 families at the Residencial Real Conquista resulted in more than 2,800 monthly consultations at the Center for Family Health (CSF).
The group of community health agents consists of three teams, which visit, on average, eight families per day. In this way, each team serves approximately four thousand people per month. We take care of primary care and disease prevention. All the information we have, which we take to the families, and everything we can do to help them has been done,” says health worker Selena Alves.
Amanda Telles, 46, a resident of Residencial Real Conquista, says she feels welcome for the health workers. “They are always here to guide us. Sometimes we forget a few precautions, but then they come and help us. I feel like they are our friends.”
Enrollment is done by Community Health Agents (ACS) in visit updates. It is enough for a citizen to present personal documents, a SUS card and proof of address.
“It is important to keep the data up-to-date, as it makes it easier to locate a citizen, should contact be needed, to monitor or monitor any health condition,” explains Acácia Spirandelli, Director of Primary Care and Health Promotion at SMS. .
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