Home and Community Based Services are now available to individuals with a diagnosis of mental health disorder and/or substance use disorder to help facilitate more independence in the community. These services are individualized and can be in addition to the current treatment services you are already receiving.

How do I qualify for Home and Community Based Services?

  • You need to have a diagnosis of mental health disorder and/or substance use disorder.
  • You need to have a Medicaid  Managed Care Plan.
  • You need to be eligible for and participate in a Health and Recovery Plan (HARP).

Community Psychiatric Support and Treatment

Designed to provide mobile treatment and rehabilitation services to individuals who have difficulty engaging in on-site based programs. Assists the individual with independent living skills to promote recovery and growth specific  to managing their own home.

Empowerment Services/ Peer Support

Peer-delivered services that are designed to promote skills to cope with and manage behavioral health symptoms. Activities provided emphasize peers’ relationships to support recovery, enhance quality of life and effectively utilize community resources.

Education Support Services

Provided to assist individuals with a behavioral health diagnosis who want to start or return to school or formal training with a goal to achieve skills necessary to obtain employment.

Intensive Supported Employment (ISE)

Provides rapid job search, training and instruction, support for job application process and leads to the acquisition of skills to retain employment.

For more information and referrals contact:

Diana Rizzo, MPA
Program Director, HCBS
Phone: 516-822-6111 x2280
Fax: 516-622-9520
Email: HCBSWaiver@centralnassau.org
Address: 55 W. Ames Ct., Suite 100, Plainview, NY 11803

If you don’t have a health home care coordinator, contact:

Gabriella Bonventre
Outreach Supervisor
Phone: (516) 495-8033

For HARP and Medicaid  Managed Care Information:
Medicaid Choice (Maximus) (855) 789-4277