A care coordinator is a health professional trained to help you manage your care. They are often registered nurses. They may work for a doctor's office, hospital, Accountable Care Organization, or insurance company.
If you have a chronic condition, such as diabetes, that puts you at risk for serious health problems, you may work with a care coordinator. This person will help:
- Coordinate insurance coverage
- Connect you with other health care providers and make sure each provider is aware of your care plans
- Educate you about your condition
- Make sure you get the treatments you need
- Answer your questions