GHS’ Community Assessment Program is comprised of 30+ nurses, who perform assessments in the field or provide support at GHS’ home office. Assessments are provided wherever the patient is located: hospitals, nursing facilities, individuals’ homes, and other health care facilities. Nurses in our office are available to support field nurses with their assessments.
We also staff a toll-free help desk to receive referrals from medical providers and answer questions about existing or past cases. We administer long-term care assessments for elderly and disabled people over 19 years of age, through a referral from a medical service provider. We also administer healthcare assessments to children under the age of 19 through the MaineCare Katie Beckett eligibility program.
Currently GHS processes 300 calls and 100 referrals every day. Our nurses conduct over 1500 onsite assessments monthly across the State of Maine. GHS is proud to administer Maine’s Community Assessment program, which leads the nation in innovation and efficiency.