Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program
Since 1995, the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program has been providing high-quality, patient-centered and compassionate care to adults who are unable to leave their homes. With a team of physicians, social workers, nurses, nurse practitioners, administrative support, and community health workers, the program works to improve the quality of life of homebound people, as well as their caregivers, offering the best possible services and support.
The Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program has clinical, educational, and research missions. It is one of the largest academic home-visit programs in the nation, with its clinicians making more than 6,000 home visits annually to more than 1,000 patients. Hundreds of medical students, residents, and fellows make house calls alongside our providers, learning essential lessons on how to provide care for people at home. The program’s faculty have published widely on care models and homebound populations.
The Care We Provide
Throughout Manhattan, the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program delivers comprehensive primary as well as palliative care to an underserved and growing segment of the population—homebound adults. Our team also works closely with families and caregivers to offer comprehensive management, support, and advocacy.
The program provides personalized, home-based primary and palliative care to people with complex and serious illnesses. We coordinate care with a range of health professionals in the hospital and home setting, working closely with home care, visiting nurse, community, and hospice agencies. We are available by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and our health care providers will respond to requests for emergency visits and have language translation services available 24 hours a day. We also are able to connect to patients via telehealth options.
The home-based services we provide include:
- Primary and preventive health care
- Complex symptom management and palliative care
- Diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions
- Prescription of medications, with an emphasis on safety and affordability
- Support to family members and other caregivers
- Referrals for rehabilitation, nursing, hospice, and other home-based services
- Assistance with practical needs, including wheelchairs and other durable medical equipment
The Visiting Doctors Program is a multidisciplinary practice that engages patients and caregivers to help patients remain at home. The team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, community health workers, and administrative staff.
We are expanding our Mount Sinai at Home service area as medical personnel become available. Please contact this program to see if the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program is provided where you live, and whether your insurer includes these services as a covered benefit.
How to Help
The Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program relies on the generosity of individuals to care for all those in need of our services, regardless of their ability to pay. It is through this constant support that the Visiting Doctors Program is able to sustain its strength and continue to provide comprehensive medical care to homebound patients.
Your tax-deductible gift will help us continue to provide patients and their caregivers with personalized medical assistance and support services in their homes.
To learn more about making a philanthropic impact on our program, please contact Georgeann Moore, Development Associate, at Georgeann.Moore@mountsinai.org.