Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Contract Community Nursing Home Program

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Description of ServiceVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Contract Community Nursing Home Program (CNH) coordinates nursing home placement in community nursing homes for qualifying Veterans.

Participation in the Contract Community Nursing Home Program requires that a veteran be admitted to a VA contract nursing home. This program falls under Veterans Millennium Health Care Law 106-117: “Community Nursing Home care may be provided to veterans who are in need of such care for a service-connected disability and have a service-connected disability rated 60% or more.” If a veteran does not meet the above criteria, a social worker can determine if funding is available for a short-term contract. Veterans under CNH contract are visited every 30 days by a CNH nurse or social worker. The CNH team assists with discharge planning, coordination of VA follow-up appointments, and overall monitoring of the quality of care provided in the contract nursing home. In addition, contracted facilities undergo a yearly review to ensure that they continue to meet VA quality standards.
Geographical AreaAllegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington, Westmoreland
Intake ProcedureFor more information, please call 412-822-2961.
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Target PopulationMilitary/Veterans
EligibilityYou may be eligible for VA benefits if you are a: veteran; veteran's dependent; surviving spouse, child or parent of a deceased veteran; uniformed service member; present or former reservist or National Guard member.
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1 University Drive
Physical Site City, State, Zip Pittsburgh, PA 15240
Mail Attention To VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Main Phone 412-822-2222
Hotline Phone Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1) or text Get Help NOW to 838255
Emergency/After Hours Phone 24-hour toll-free: 866-482-7488
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Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
Affiliated Program: VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
This Service: Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Contract Community Nursing Home Program
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Home Nursing (LT-2800.3100)
Veteran Housebound Benefits (NS-1800.9000-940)
Veterans (YN-9000)