Health Homes Care Management
A Health Home is not a place; it is a group of health care and service providers working together to make sure your child gets the care and services needed to stay healthy.
Health Homes are a part of the NYS Medicaid program and available to Medicaid-eligible children who have health/mental health concerns and conditions that may benefit from the careful planning and service coordination provided by Care Management. The goal is to promote optimal care for your child.
Green Chimneys is proud to be a Health Home Care Management Agency, helping to coordinate the full range of services your child may need. This may mean fewer trips to the emergency room or less time spent in the hospital. It could mean getting regular care and services from doctors and providers. Or it may be finding a safe place to live and a way to get to medical appointments.
Health Homes Services
Once you enroll in a Health Home, a Care Manager will work with you to develop a plan of care for your child. Specific services may include:
- Helping identify doctors and other care providers
- Ensuring the coordination of all the services your child receives
- Providing information on medications, benefits to which you may be entitled and resources/supports in your community
- Linking you to in-home services such as respite and skill building
Access services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Trabajadores bilingües disponibles.
Enrolling in the Health Home program is your choice. There is no cost to you. If you think a Health Home may be helpful to you and your child, enrolling is easy. Our Care Managers will help you complete the necessary paperwork and explain everything to you in detail.
Our services are individualized to support the unique strengths and needs of each child. Our collaborative relationships with providers throughout the region allow us to ensure that your child will have access to the services he /she needs most.
Green Chimneys is working with two Health Homes in New York so you can access services close to your home community:
Children’s Health Home of Upstate New York (CHHUNY)
Collaborative for Children and Families (CCF)
For more information and to meet with a Green Chimneys Care Manager, please call 845.279.2378, ext. 211.
You can also call the Medicaid Helpline toll-free at 1.800.541.2831 or the New York State Department of Health Health Homes Line at 518.473.5569.