What is a Children's Health Home?
A Health Home isn't a home at all. It consists of a network of providers, health plans and community-based organizations that work with youth and families to meet your child's needs. Whether it's physical/dental needs, mental/behavioral health needs or general support making your lives better, Catholic Charities can help.
Who can enroll?
- Age 20 and under and resides in Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus or Allegany counties
- Enrolled in or eligible for Medicaid
- Youth has two or more Chronic Health Conditions (physical and/or mental health diagnoses) OR
- Youth has a single diagnosis of: HIV/AIDS, Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) or Complex Trauma AND
- Is the youth and/or caregiver having trouble meeting the youth's health needs? Do you feel alone or in need of help?
How can Catholic Charities help?
The Health Home Care Management program is focused on providing youth and their families with the tools and support needed to become empowered advocates of personal health and well-being through assessment, care-planning and goal achievement.
Health Home Care Managers can:
- Help with appointment and medication management
- Assist families in becoming advocates for their child’s health, education and general well-being
- Link families to necessary economic and environmental supports
- Provide linkage to transitional services when stepping up to or down from a higher level of care, such as a Residential Treatment Facility (RTF), Child and Family Treatment and Support Services (CFTSS), Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) or OPWDD
- Work collaboratively with other providers and services such as physicians, dentists, insurance companies, schools, therapists/counselors, skill-building programs, and so many more!
- Act as a general support to enrolled youth and their families
Please see the "Referrals" page for the Care Coordination referral form and any accompanying documents that may be needed to confirm eligibility prior to enrollment.
For more information on our Children's Health Home, please contact us at [email protected].