A health home is an integrated approach to treatment that provides care for people with chronic mental and physical health conditions; it is a 'whole person' approach to care. The health home model focuses on coordinated care through teamwork between therapists, doctors, and other professionals to take care of the whole patient - including the relationship between physical illness and mental health conditions. A health home is not a place; it is a model of care comprised of a team of professionals working together to ensure that all needs are met in the most effective way possible.

A health home can:

  • Use a care team, including mental health professionals, doctors, nurses, therapists, and more to individualize treatment
  • Link individuals to community supportĀ 
  • Offer multiple therapy options
  • Provide individuals with a manageable treatment plan that fits their unique needs
  • Help individuals learn to manage their medications correctly
  • Integrate mental health care with chronic disease management
  • Help people access housing, social services, and other resources that they need

An individual qualifies to receive Health Home services if they are on Medicaid AND:

  • Have two or more chronic health conditions OR
  • Have one condition and are at risk for a second OR
  • Have one serious, persistent medical condition