At KidsPeace, we know caring for your child can be a complicated and often exhausting experience.
We’re proud to be a partner with the Children’s Health Home of Upstate New York (CHHUNY) on its Health Homes Serving Children initiative – providing Medicaid-funded family-driven care management for eligible children who have experienced complex trauma, or who must deal with physical and/or behavioral health issues.
It’s care management services that put YOUR family first.
For information about the Health Homes Serving Children program, contact us:
Williamsville, NY (800) 451-3425
Kingston, NY (866) 360-0911
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is a Children’s Health Home?
A Children’s Health Home is a care management service model where ALL of a child’s caregivers communicate with one another so that a family’s needs are addressed appropriately.
KidsPeace will provide a care manager to eligible families, children and youth to provide access to services, ensuring they have everything necessary to stay healthy, out of the emergency room and out of the hospital. The Care Manager supports services that a family may already be receiving and will help families get new ones if necessary.
Who is eligible to enroll?
Children from birth to age 21 must be enrolled in Medicaid AND meet eligibility criteria by having two or more chronic health conditions OR one of the following single qualifying conditions:
- Serious Emotional Disturbance
- Complex Trauma
Potential enrollees must also demonstrate that they would benefit from Health Home Care Management Services. KidsPeace has experts on staff that will work with you to determine if a child is eligible.
What does a Children’s Health Home do?
- Comprehensive Care Management
- Care Coordination and Health Promotion
- Comprehensive Transitional Care
- Individual and Family Support
- Referral to Community and Social Support Services
What does the Care Manager do?The Care Manager is an independent person that works for you. Following the CHHUNY model of care, this person strives to learn about the unique needs of each family and work with them to make the most appropriate decisions for the family.
We understand families spend countless hours being transferred from department to department trying to get critical answers and information regarding your child’s services. When you enroll in a Health Home, your Care Manager becomes your key point of contact in managing the services for your child.
Critical to a healthy child is ensuring each service provider works together and always in the best interest of the child. A family’s Care Manager will have access to information on each service their child is receiving, enabling them to stay in constant communication and eliminating redundancy of service. The vast network also provides linkages to related services, such as Adult Health Homes and many more.
What are the advantages of the CHHUNY Network?
Families have the choice to select from a number of approved Children’s Health Homes authorized by the New York State Department of Health. The CHHUNY network is New York State’s largest and serves 54 of the 61 counties in New York State. This expansive network not only gives families access to a long list of providers and care managers, but the Care Management services can travel with a family if they move.
To learn more about CHHUNNY and the Children’s Health Homes program, visit www.ChildrensHealthHome.org