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New Acquired Brain Injury Program Accepting Referrals

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) has announced that referrals are now being taken for the new Acquired Brain Injury Program (ABIP).

The ABIP will provide outpatient/day program or home- and community- based rehabilitation services. If eligible, an individual may receive up to $50,000 or a years’ worth of rehab services. The application will be a two-step process similar to the Head Injury Program (HIP) consisting of the application process and an assessment process.

In order to be eligible in the application process, an individual must complete the application forms, be 18 to 21 years old, have verification of an acquired brain injury (non-traumatic), be a Pennsylvania resident, and be within the income guidelines. For 2020 applicants, the ABIP will look at income from 2019. The income limit, which is based on 300 percent of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines, for one person is $37,470. Please be advised that only the applicant’s income will be considered.

The second phase of the application process will be conducted by our participating providers. Through an assessment, the ABIP providers will determine if the individual will benefit from rehabilitation and develop a service plan.

Participating providers for the ABIP are:

  • Acadia Acquisitions, Inc.
  • Moss Rehab
  • NeuroRestorative PA
  • ReMed Recovery Care Center
  • Success Rehabilitation, Inc.

In order to make a referral or for any questions regarding the program, please call the Brain Injury Helpline at 866-412-4755 or 717-772-2763. You may also email questions or referrals via email or fax to 717-265-7366.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Deiderick.