CORE Connect

CORE Connect

C.O.R.E. Connect (CORE) is Eastside Fire & Rescue's Mobile Integrated Healthcare response unit. This community-based program is patient centered and incorporates a holistic approach focused on improvement of patient outcomes. Our goal is to connect individuals with the most appropriate health and social services for their unique needs. Through this innovative healthcare delivery model, we will reduce the burden on emergency medical personnel and on emergency rooms across our region. Partnering with the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank for social services, CORE is operated by a mobile, multidisciplinary team of firefighters and social workers. Each member brings unique skillsets and and specialized training to best meet the needs of the individual. 

How does CORE make contact with patients?

  • The CORE team identifies individuals with complex needs through firefighter referrals and referrals from healthcare and community agencies. 
  • The team conducts proactive outreach visits and care management visits to clients. 
  • The team works to develop a personalized care plan, execute care plans, and connect individuals to ongoing support within the community.

We are here to help navigate the social and health service network and advocate on your behalf. If you have a question about CORE Connect, please call (425) 313-3228 or email CORE@esf-r.org.