ct-medical-home-initiativeThe Medical Home initiative is the Title V program in Connecticut. Children & youth ages 0-21 who have or are at risk for a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional condition and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children or youth generally.

With funding from the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health, the Connecticut Medical Home Initiative for Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) works to assure that policies and programs are in place to guarantee that children have access to coordinated quality health care services.

A Medical Home is not a building, house or hospital, but an approach to providing comprehensive primary care. In a medical home, the health care provider works in partnership with children, youth and their families to make sure that all the medical and related needs are meet. Through this partnership, they can help the family access coordinated special care, educational services, in- and out-of-home care, family support, and other public and private services that are important for the overall health of the whole family.

In Connecticut there are three parts to the initiative: Care Coordination, Respite, and Extended Service Funding. Care Coordination is available at 5 regional sites. FAVOR provides eligibility information on respite services and extended services funding for medical equipment and other goods and services like prescription medications and nutritional support.

For more information, contact:

Medical Home Initiative at FAVOR
Phone: (860) 436-6544 or (855) 436-6544
FAX: (860) 563-3961

When applying to the Medical Home Program, please make sure to download and fully complete the Application, Request Form, Release of Information, Screener and Complexity Index Tool AND Respite Family Needs Checklist.


Downloadable Forms: