Hospitalization at Home
Most patients enrolled in Hospitalization at Home might otherwise need to be in the emergency department or hospital for the treatment of an acute condition. Patients eligible for care in a Hospitalization at Home program require inpatient hospital services and meet other medical and social criteria to ensure that the program is safe and appropriate for them. They must reside in the parts of New York City that are served by this program.
The Hospitalization at Home team will meet with you and your family to review the program and consult with your hospital clinicians. If you qualify for admission, the team will work with your hospital team to transfer your care to your home.
Once back home, patients receive hospital-level care from providers, including doctors, nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), nurses, and other professionals working together to coordinate your care. This care includes:
- Multiple visits by nurses from a home health agency, who will monitor your health status, give you medications, communicate with your clinician team, and answer any medical questions
- Daily video or in-person visits from a doctor, NP, or PA
- Lab services, IV medications, oxygen, and other necessary equipment brought directly to the home
- On-call service—24 hours a day, seven days a week—to respond to any urgent or immediate needs
- Care coordination to work with you and your family to develop a follow-up plan as needed
Read this brochure to learn more about our services and find answers to frequently asked questions.
The Mount Sinai at Home service area is expanding as medical personnel become available. Please contact this program to see if Hospitalization at Home is provided where you live, and whether your insurer includes these services as a covered benefit.