Guidance for individuals and families to access needed services
Navigating the system of services, Medicaid, and Social Security benefits can often be a complicated and overwhelming experience. UCP of Long Island offers several Service Coordination programs to help individuals and families understand what services are available and assist them with accessing needed supports. New York State requires Service Coordination for any person who wishes to access services offered through the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).
Medicaid Service Coordination
Provides adults and children with developmental disabilities who have Medicaid with supports such as:
- Creation of an individual plan to identify the goals and needs of the individual and the support needed to reach those goals
- Empowering each person to achieve their personal goals, attain increased independence, and enjoy greater inclusion in the community
- Providing ongoing advocacy for the person in all areas as necessary
Non-Medicaid Service Coordination
Provides adults and children with developmental disabilities who do not have Medicaid with supports such as education regarding available services and benefits and assistance with obtaining them.
Home Services Support
Provides adults and children who have not been classified with a developmental disability with supports such as:
- Education regarding available services, benefits and assistance with obtaining them
- Determining if the person has an eligible developmental disability and to assist with the process – this allows the person to access a wide variety of services provided by OPWDD
- Assists as necessary with the eligibility process for other New York State service offices such as Office of Mental Health (OMH) and to provide linkage and referral as appropriate
Family Voucher Reimbursement
Provides adults and children with developmental disabilities with financial support for goods and services not covered by Medicaid or other benefits.