Health and Therapeutic Services

Health and Therapeutic Services are available across care settings and include care provided by licensed professionals or teams of professionals that is medical or therapeutic in nature.

Home Health 

Home Health services are for MassHealth eligible individuals of any age who require nursing and other therapeutic services provided by public and private certified home health agencies. Home health services are available through MassHealth.

Therapy services 

Therapy services are for MassHealth eligible individuals of any age who require physical, occupational and/or speech and language therapy. Therapy services are available through MassHealth.

Independent Nursing

Independent Nursing services are from a licensed nurse who enrolls as a provider of MassHealth services to provide continuous skilled nursing services to MassHealth eligible individuals in the community.  These services are for a visit of more than two continuous hours. Independent Nursing services are available through MassHealth.

Early Intervention

Early Intervention provides family-centered services to help children with developmental difficulties due to identified disabilities, or at risk due to certain birth or environmental circumstances develop the skills they will need to continue to grow into happy and healthy members of the community. Early Intervention is administered by the Department of Public Health, and may be paid for by MassHealth . 

Hospice

Hospice is an all-inclusive benefit designed to meet all of a person’s medical and palliative (comfort) needs related to a terminal illness. Hospice services are available through MassHealth.

Health and Wellness Programs

Health and Wellness Programs are offered by Councils on Aging (COA) through local senior centers. COAs offer services such as health screening, health insurance information benefits counseling, fitness, recreation and education/life-long learning opportunities. 

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