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UPMC Home Healthcare of Central PA - Frequently Asked Questions

Can I keep my personal physician?

Yes. We will work closely with your health care provider and help reinforce the primary physician/patient relationship. We consider this bond to be a high priority. 

Who is eligible for home health care?

Any individual requiring nursing and/or a rehabilitative therapy is eligible for home health care. The nurses work with the patient’s physician and complete an assessment and implement a plan of care. 

Who pays for home health care?

Many health insurance policies pay for home health services, such as Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicaid, private insurances, and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs). Call us first and we will help you find out what your insurance will pay for. As a not-for-profit provider, UPMC Home Healthcare of Central Pennsylvania provides services regardless of the ability to pay or insurance coverage. 

Who can make a referral?

Anyone can make a referral to UPMC Home Healthcare of Central PA. Call us and our healthcare professionals will work closely with an individual’s primary care physician to begin providing services. 

How does UPMC Home Healthcare of Central PA safeguard your protection?

Every UPMC Home Healthcare of Central PA employee/volunteer has extensive background clearances. We cover each of them with general liability insurance and Worker’s Compensation insurance.

How does UPMC Home Healthcare of Central PA protect your health information?

UPMC Home Healthcare of Central PA maintains confidentiality with all patient information in compliance with HIPAA regulations.