Southcoast Visiting Nurse Association (VNA)

Administrative Office, 200 Mill Road
Fairhaven, MA 02719
Phone: (508)973-3200 | Fax: (508)646-4018
http://www.southcoastvna.org

About this Location

Southcoast VNA offers a wide range of in-home and community-based services to help individuals with emotional and mental health disorders and psychiatric illness.



Specialties and Services

Services

  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Community Education & Outreach
  • Environmental Safety and Risk Asssesment
  • Life Skills Instruction/Activities
  • Medication Management
  • Transition and Relocation Support

Service Settings

  • Home / Community-Based Services

Specialties

  • Mental Health Services

Evidence-Based Treatments and Special Programs

  • Home Health Aides
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Specialized Geriatric Mental Health Services
  • Referral and Linkage to Community Mental Health Services

Languages

  • N/A

Transportation

  • Not Provided

Referral and Intake Process

Referral Process

  • Referrals accepted from physicians, hospital, skilled nursing facilities and community and community agencies
  • To make a referral, VNA needs the following information:
    Patient's name, address, telephone number, birth date, physician's name, diagnosis and form of health insurance
  • Referral Line: 800-698-6877
  • Click here to download a Patient Referral Form that may be printed and faxed to our Intake Department at 508-646-4018


Intake Process

  • Collect demographic information
  • Patient will be seen within 24 hours of referral
  • Will coordinate all aspects of home and hospice care and work with the patient's physician to ensure that appropriate services are in place
  • Connect patient and family to other needed community resources, such as elder services, Meals-on-Wheels, and pharmacy assistance programs
  • If necessary, facilitate the ordering and delivery of medical equipment and supplies
  • Financial Assistance Services available

Eligibility and Insurance

Eligibility

Eligible Gender:
Any
Minimum Age:
18
Other Elgibility Criteria:
  • Have had frequent inpatient psychiatric hospitalizations or emergency room visits
  • Newly diagnosed or require major changes to medication plan
  • Difficulty keeping appointments, following treatment or taking medication appropriately
  • Dual medical and psychiatric diagnosis
  • Have extended wait times between discharge from hospital and follow up appointment
  • Have self-care deficits and are in need of linkages to community services


Insurances

  • Cash/Self-Pay
  • MassHealth/Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Private Health Insurance