Project Access Client Informational Brochure
Project Access is a program designed to provide case management services and legal help to families with babies admitted into the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) after birth because they are born prematurely or have certain medical complications.
Project Access teams up lawyers from Health & Disability Advocates – a non-profit legal group specializing in public benefits law – and a case manager from this hospital who will work together to provide you with comprehensive public benefits and social services.
What services will the
Project offer my family?
You and your family will not be charged any fee by Project Access for the services that they may provide you.
What will participation in the Project require me to do?
case manager and your lawyer will keep in touch with you throughout your
participation in the Project to make sure that you are receiving the medical
care and legal help that is needed. They
will expect you to keep appointments and to provide the information and
documents necessary to receive benefits, social services, and medical care.
You will also be asked to complete periodic questionnaires describing
your contact with Project Access. This
will enable the Project’s staff to evaluate the program’s success and assess
its on-going needs and development.
How long will my involvement with the Project last?
Most families who agree to participate in Project Access will be part of the program for one year or less. However, if needed, Project Access services can continue until a child reaches age three. The length of your participation in the Project will vary, depending on your family’s needs and the nature of the help you request.
Who should I contact when I have questions about Project Access?
you have any questions about Project Access, contact your case manager or your
lawyer at the numbers listed below:
case manager is: Elaine Mister