Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Technology Assisted Children
Q: Who can refer to TACHP?
- Medical Providers
- Hospitals/Health Centers
- Social Services
- Behavioral Health Entities
- Community- Based Service Providers
- Child Welfare Providers
- Schools/ School Districts/ School Programs
- Nursing/ Home Health Agencies
- Early Intervention / Special Education Providers
- Families (self- referrals)
Q: Who do I contact to get more information about or make a self-referral to the program?
Please access our referral form at this link: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3364849/Provider-Referral
Q: Who is eligible for services?
A: A child/youth who:
- is 0-22 years of age
- lives within one of the specified Eastern counties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
- is ‘technology-assisted’. Technology assisted refers to the use of a medical device to compensate for the loss or diminished capacity of a vital body function. Medical devices include: feeding tubes, colostomy bags, catheters, EKG monitor and pacemakers, ventilators or cardiac shunts.
Q: What services are provided?
A: Direct Services for Families include:
- Case management
- Care coordination
- Home-visiting services
- Phone and video based services
- Assistance navigating medical systems
- Referrals for local community/social services
- Transition to adult medical care support
- Linkage to medical home
- Individualized health education
- Support navigating and understanding educational plans
- Assistance overcoming language and cultural barriers
Q: What fees are associated with TACHP?
A: All services are provided at no cost.
Q: What counties are eligible for TACHP services?
Q: Who do I call if there has been a significant change in the health needs of my child and/or if additional services are needed?
A: Contact your case manager.