Partners in Health (PIH) is a statewide community-based program that provides support to families of children with chronic health conditions or young adults themselves, regardless of income. The program also provides community events, education, and resource access. Partners in Health is one of the programs available through Special Medical Services for children and youth with special health care needs and their families. PIH works directly with families and will assist in finding resources to meet needs as families define and prioritize their concerns and issues. Family Support Coordinators assist families to access appropriate services and resources, arrange for special needs during hospitalization and after discharge, will help with school planning and attend meetings with you. PIH also provides recreational and respite opportunities, will be your advocate, listen and respond quickly and meaningfully. Problem solving around financial concerns or just finding the information you need is an important aspect of the day-to-day work of local coordinators. Partners in Health Family Support Coordinators work out of community based programs. We have listed each regional office separately with contact information and towns served. This contact information is for the state office of PIH.
Eligibility: PIH serves families in New Hampshire who have a child from birth to 21 with a chronic physical health condition that:
* Is certified by a physician;
* Is expected to last for 12 months or longer; and
– Affects the child’s ability to function daily; and/or
– Requires frequent and intensive medical care; and
* Is not a developmental disability, mental illness, obesity, or dental condition alone.
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Phone: (800) 656-3333 or (603) 271-4488