Otsego County

Early Intervention/Special Healthcare Needs

1. Why do families enter this system?
Families enter this system for services and programs that assist with a child or families' health care needs

2. How do families enter this system?
Self referral or referral from another agency.

3. What does this system provide?
Early Intervention Program, Care At home Medicaid Waiver for Developmentally Disabled Children, Care At Home for Physically disabled children, Child Health Plus B, Children with Special health Care Needs Program including Physically Handicapped Children's Program, Family Health Plus, Genetic Services Program, Healthy Home and Community Based Waiver/Long Term Home Health Care Program, Home and Community Based Services Medicaid Waiver for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury, and Medicaid.

4. What are the eligibility requirements?
Eligibility requirements vary by program. For information regarding the programs listed above call your local Children with Special Needs Health Care Needs program at the county health department or the Growing Up Healthy Hotline at 1-800-522-5006. You may also visit their website for more information at www.health.state.ny.us

5. What are the laws or regulations of this system?
To view the various laws and regulations of the Public Health System visit the NYS Legislature website at http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/menuf.cgi

6. What family supports exist within this system?
Family Voices. For more information visit www.familyvoices.org.