What We do
Medical Home Plus connects families of children with special needs with the specialized resources and services that can help them achieve their maximum potential. When families contact our center, they receive personal and confidential assistance from our highly experienced Resource Coordinators, supported by our expert staff of pediatric nurses and physicians. These services, which can involve substantial involvement by our staff, are provided free of charge to Virginia families.
On average, Medical Home Plus provides Resource Referral services to 400 new families annually. These services include crisis counseling for mental health and behavioral issues, support developing effective Individual Education Plans and working effectively with the special education team, counseling on waivers and other care financing issues, and referral services to practitioners and organizations specializing in areas of need to these families.
Network of Resources
Parents often feel overwhelmed when faced with their child’s diagnosis, especially at certain pivotal times within their journey. Resources are available, but often parents aren’t sure how to access them or how to prioritize their child’s needs. MHP provides resource coordination services for families and professionals alike supporting special children. MHP is able to help families vet the process of achieving supports for their child. MHP is not a hotline service, but rather walks families through service coordination and is there for each step of the journey.
MHP employs parents of children with special health care needs, so that the families we work with feel a sense of empathy and trust from the work we do. MHP employees are uniquely qualified to serve our family clients because we have “walked the walk”. MHP is able to provide resource coordination services free of charge and not on the basis of diagnosis, so we are proud to promise to turn no family away. Your child is our mission.
MHP works to empower parents with knowledge about what resources exist within the community to support their child(ren) with special health care needs. In addition, MHP works with professionals serving these families so that the medical home concept can be fully fostered. MHP provides Medication Administration Training to licensed and regulated child day programs and private accredited school programs in contract with the Virginia Department of Social Services so that all children, but especially those with special health care needs, can have access to quality child care.