What does a HEALTH HOME help members do?
• Pay special attention to health care needs
• Makes sure members get the medical services and medications needed
• Helps members get the social services needed, such as housing and food
• Makes sure all providers who are working with the member share information related to his/her care
Who can join a HEALTH HOME?
Persons who are eligible for Medicaid and have HIV/AIDS, a chronic mental illness or two chronic diseases
(diabetes, asthma, heart disease, high blood pressure, substance abuse or are very overweight) may be able to join.
How does HEALTH HOME work?
If you are enrolled in a Health Home, a care coordinator will work with you to make a care plan to address your needs.
This can include help with: getting housing or food; arranging transportation; getting your medications and assistance
with taking them; and scheduling and keeping appointments. A Care Coordinator will work with you and the Health Home team
to help you get the services you need and to teach you how to stay healthy. This will help you avoid crises and the need
to go to the emergency room or the hospital.