The Health Homes Program at Bridging Access to Care
Henry Gaston, Case Manager
“There are many things I like about working at Bridging Access to Care. I like the work environment and the camaraderie that is formed with my colleagues, But what I like the most is the services and support Bridging Access to Care provides for the clients to assist them with moving forward with their lives.”
The Health Homes Program at Bridging Access to Care is designed to assist you with coordinating your health care needs including referral to medical, mental health and substance abuse treatment services.
The Health Homes Program is a component of the New Health Care Reform ( Obama Care) and is paid for through Medicaid. The Health Homes Program could benefit you if you are on Medicaid and have any one of the following chronic medical conditions including but not limited to:
Heart Disease Asthma
Hypertension HIV/ AIDS
Substance Use Diabetes
Mental Health Problems High Cholesterol
The Health Home Program at Bridging Access to Care will assist you in navigating the health care system. A Care Manager will be assigned to you and they can assist you with the following:
Minimize or reduce unnecessary E.R. visits and preventable hospitalizations
Identify a medical provider if you don’t have one
Schedule medical and or specialty care appointments
Obtain referrals for specialty care needs including but not limited to mammograms, gynecology pain management, etc.
Coordinate with your providers including medical, mental health and substance use providers.
Your assigned Health Homes Care Manager can also assist you with other social service needs including:
Housing Referral, SSI/SSD applications, food and clothing pantry referrals, legal matters.
The services listed above are at no cost to you and are available for you through your Medicaid Managed Care Plan. The purpose of the Health Homes Program is to encourage and assist you in maintaining a better quality of health care through consistent attendance with your primary care provider.
Maintaining consistent contact with your medical provider will enable you to minimize unnecessary E.R. visits and hospitalizations thereby obtaining a healthier level of care.
Linkage Navigation BAC offers family-centered low-intensive case management services for HIV-infected and affected individuals and families, as well as individuals whose behaviors place them at high risk for contracting HIV/AIDS. Linkage Navigation services include comprehensive treatment adherence program for HIV-negative persons and persons living with HIV and at high risk for non-adherence. Services include education, pharmacy counseling, modified direct observed therapy, individual counseling, and group treatment education.
Bridging Access to Care’s Pharmacy Program Bridging Access to Care is a 340B covered entity which allows us to purchase medication at a discount for our Ryan White eligible clients – HIV-positive clients. As a covered entity, BAC contracted with PharmBlue LLC to dispense discounted medication to eligible clients. Cleints participating in this program can:
– Access a Pharmacist 24/7
– Receive delivery of medications to location of your choice
– Choose a packaging option to help take medication as prescribed
– Customize medication needs
– Communication with pharmacy to monitor medication use and verify delivery.
For further information on the Health Homes Program and how it can benefit you, please contact Gail Greenidge, Director of Social Support Services at 347-505-5171 or Dorreen Walker, Supervisor of Health Homes, 347-505-5187. For information on our Pharmblue Pharmacy Program, please contact Donna Lawrence at 347-505-5138