NuVisions Center - Specialized Services

NuVisions Center


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General Information
Description of ServiceThrough the Specialized Service program, we offer transportation to medical appointments and essential community resources.

This is a door-to-door service insuring the visually impaired person reaches their destination and returns home safely.

If necessary, the driver will escort the client to their appointment and help them read and complete any necessary forms. In addition, we provide transportation to our low vision and diabetic support groups that are held once a month.

Our support services encompass a variety of activities from organizing shopping lists and household items to reading mail and assisting the client to pay bills. We may refer clients to other agencies that can provide them with additional needed services.

We help our clients adjust to vision loss by helping them with everyday tasks; such as, putting a white plate on a dark colored place mat or organizing their canned goods if they cannot read the labels.

Our monthly meetings are open to the public and inform the participants of ways to understand, compensate for and adjust to their vision loss and help them maintain their independence.
LocationMifflin
Geographical AreaMifflin, Juniata, Huntingdon
Intake ProcedureReferred by a doctor, relative, self-referral. Set up an appointment to visit the home and conduct an intake interview.
Intake RequirementsNeed a copy of eye report from doctor, household income verification
 
Client Information
Target PopulationPhysical Concerns
Age GroupAll Ages
GenderEither
EligibilityA client must meet certain criteria. Their household income must be at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines and they must have impaired vision defined as a "visual acuity with best correction of 20/70 in the better eye, or has a corresponding loss of visual fields, or any progressive sight threatening disease or a significant functional limitation."
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesNone
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Contact Information
 
Contact's Name Kate Long
Contact's Position Administrative Assistant
Contact's Phone 717-242-1444
Contact's Email katel@nu-visions.net
Physical Site Address 1 658 Valley Street
Physical Site City, State, Zip Lewistown, PA 17044
Main Phone 717-248-1111
Hotline Phone 877-741-7411
Fax 717-242-8715
Service Location Email katel@nu-visions.net
Web Address www.nu-visions.net
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: NuVisions Center
Affiliated Program: NuVisions Center
This Service: NuVisions Center - Specialized Services
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Errand Running/Shopping Assistance (PH-3300.1800)
Low Vision Aids (LH-0600.9000-450)
Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (BT-4500.6500-500)
Visual Impairments (YF-9000)