A Special Needs CHHA is a Certified Home Health Agency that has been approved by the Department of Health to serve an identified specific targeted population or identified special needs population.

  1. Populations eligible for services from the Office of Mental Health (OMH) or Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD): The special needs certified home health agency provides services to a population of patients in their homes who would otherwise require care in a facility or program licensed by either OMH or OPWDD.
  2. Pilot Program Home Health Agencies: Ten such agencies are permitted under regulations to provide services to a particular population group and that group's identified special needs. During the application process, these agencies demonstrated that they were better able than other home health agencies to meet the special needs of the defined population group in the areas of improved continuity of care, access to services, cost effectiveness and efficiency.
 
Name Population Served Counties Served
  Able Health Care Service IncOffice for People with Developmental DisabilitiesBronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond, Suffolk
  Americare Certified Special Services IncOffice of Mental Health/Office for People with Developmental DisabilitiesBronx, Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester
  Datahr Home Health Care, Inc.Office for People with Developmental DisabilitiesDutchess, Putnam, Westchester
  Excellent Home Care Services, LLCOffice for People with Developmental DisabilitiesBronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens
  Extended Home CareOffice for People with Developmental DisabilitiesBronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond, Suffolk
  People, Home Health Services-Certified, IncOffice for People with Developmental DisabilitiesErie, Niagara
  Shining Star Home Health CareIndividuals at higher risk for hospitalization due to heart disease, stroke, and diabetesBronx, Kings, New York, Queens
  St. Mary's Home CareMedically complex and fragile children, adolescents, disabled young adults, and adults and their familiesBronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Westchester
  WillcareOffice for People with Developmental DisabilitiesDutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester