Mount Sinai Health Home Serving Children
Our goal, at Mount Sinai Health Home, is to help your children and adolescents lead a healthy life. We recognize that children and adolescents have different health care needs than adults. As a result, we work with a network of community-based care management agencies to provide free, comprehensive, physical, and behavioral health care management services for your children and adolescents and for your family as a whole.
To achieve this, we designate a care manager to assist your family in getting the medical, behavioral health, and community support services you need. Services may include:
- Ensuring that your child or adolescent receives appropriate medical care
- Providing assistance as you and your family find a safe place to live and transition from one setting to another
- Offering individual and family support, both within the Mount Sinai Health System and through referrals to community and social organizations
Our program is available to children and adolescents who:
- Are under age 21
- Possess active Medicaid status
- Reside in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, or Staten Island
- Have two chronic medical conditions, or one qualifying condition, such as HIV, serious emotional disturbance, serious mental illness, or complex trauma
There is no cost to you. Our Health Home services are covered by Medicaid.
We work with a variety of community-based providers, including:
- Association to Benefit Children’s - Association to Benefit Children’s Health Home Care Management Program provides care management services to children with serious emotional disturbance and histories of complex trauma, as well as children receiving early intervention services. Our programs currently serve children living in Manhattan and the Bronx.
- CHDFS, Inc., (The Center for Human Development and Family Services, Inc.) - CHDFS, Inc., (The Center for Human Development and Family Services, Inc.), is a Not-for Profit 501 (c ) ( 3 ), Community Based Organization working for the most needy families of NYC and the lower Hudson Valley since 2002. CHDFS has demonstrated a high level of commitment and outstanding levels of care, to support families and communities struggling to survive in some of the poorest and underrepresented areas of New York State. CHDFS, as a Care Management Agency (CMA), is serving adults and children (including individuals with Early Intervention) with mental health and medical diagnoses. We work to ensure that you or your loved one has the services they need to support their overall health and to prevent unnecessary placements out of the home, promote family cohesiveness, as well as community integration and inclusion, so individuals can develop up to their highest potential.
- Mount Sinai Internal Care Management Agency is a program for children, ages 0-21, who are Medicaid eligible, diagnosed with two or more qualifying health conditions and require complex medical care within the Mount Sinai Health System. Through the use of care managers and care coordinators we help connect children and their families to needed services as well as coordinate a youth’s medical, educational and other psychosocial needs in order to improve compliance with treatment and ensure continuity of care across the different systems in a child’s life.
- Puerto Rican Family Institute, Inc. - The Puerto Rican Family Institute, Inc. offers a comprehensive array of social and health care services that are culturally and linguistically relevant. Our Care Coordination program serves children and adolescents from the ages of 5 to 21 who meet the criteria for SMI, Chronic Medical Conditions, Complex Trauma, HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse Issue. The main goals of the program are to improve health outcomes and minimize hospitalizations.
- St. Mary's Hospital for Children, Inc.
- Vibrant Emotional Health - The Child & Adolescent Care Coordination Department at MHA-NYC is a wellness oriented team of care managers and administrators who assist individuals and families to receive excellent care and experience more fulfilling lives. Young people from birth to age 21 who are experiencing chronic conditions, including severe emotional disturbances (SED), that currently impact their ability to function can receive this service and expect the following: a dedicated care manager who makes service convenient and personal; the prioritization of the young person’s and family’s needs; advocacy; identification and linkage to helpful services; and effective care coordination that ensures everybody on a young person’s team is working toward common goals. Through these actions, and more, we continually help individuals and families to find more hope, health and happiness.
- Western Queens Care Management (Agency Mental Health Providers of Western Queens)