Are you a parent, guardian, or service provider for a child in Dutchess County aged 0-20 who has Medicaid, along with a serious emotional or mental health diagnosis, or two chronic conditions? If so, that child may benefit from having someone to help coordinate services, navigate community systems and supports, advocate for the child’s needs, and identify and link to helpful resources. This is the role of a Children’s Care Manager.
What is the program like?
A care manager works across multiple systems and service providers, acting as a singular point of contact to help streamline coordination of services and strengthen across-the-board communication and understanding. Care managers can help to access/maintain clinical providers, provide educational advocacy with school districts, link to vocational, social, juvenile justice, and LQBTQ supports, help to coordinate benefits, and so much more.
How do I participate?
Please download the referral here. Candidates for this program must have currently active Medicaid. Additionally, the child must have one (or more) Serious Mental Health Diagnosis/Serious Emotional Disturbance OR two Chronic Conditions, which may include mental health or medical conditions such as asthma or diabetes. Referrals can be made by anyone, including parent/guardian, clinicians, service providers, and school personnel. If you’d like more information regarding eligibility or referral, contact Cody Gonzalez at (845) 473-2500 x1363.