Children’s Health Home Care Management

Are you caring for someone under 21 with chronic and serious mental health conditions, including functional impairment? Are you struggling to juggle all the different providers, physicians, and support providers?

If you qualify for Medicaid, we can help you get a single Care Manager. This single Care Manager can help you make appointments and coordinate health and community health agencies to keep your child healthy and safe as simply as possible.

Services:

  • Comprehensive care management for physical, mental, and substance abuse problems
  • Transitional care including follow-ups
  • Patient and family support
  • Referral to community and social support services
  • Use of technology to link between services

What is the program like?

This program is similar to our Care Management program for adults. You go from juggling several providers to interacting mostly with one Care Manager, who understands your situation and helps you coordinate all other providers.

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. If your child qualifies, or if you’d like more information regarding eligibility or referral, call (845) 473-2500 x1363.

Cody Gonzalez, MA

Program Manager, Children's Health Home Care Management

I have been employed with MHA since 2009, during which time I have worked in several capacities across different departments and populations. Some of these roles have included Teen Challenge Program Specialist, Children's Waiver service provider, and several years in Adult Supportive and Intensive Care Management. I currently supervise our Children's Health Home Care Management Program, which offers Care Management services to Dutchess County Children and Youth ages 0-21. I truly love working for this agency. I believe in our mission, our team, and the work we do for the community.

Get in Touch

253 Mansion St Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

845-473-2500

Ext 1363

How Can I Join?

To meet eligibility criteria, your child between ages 0-21 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. These conditions must be documented and submitted with referral.

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