The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) published a notice in the January 26, 2019 Pennsylvania Bulletin indicating that effectively immediately, they will begin accepting applications to the Head Injury Program (HIP) for individuals 18 years of age and older.
The HIP, administered in the Bureau of Family Health (BFH), through the Emergency Medical Services Act of 1985, funds short-term intensive brain injury rehabilitation for residents in this Commonwealth who have sustained a traumatic brain injury.
To provide these services, the HIP contracts with specialized brain injury providers who offer therapies such as physical, occupational, speech, and cognitive therapies, along with assistive community integration and psychological services. Rehabilitation services can be received in a residential setting as outpatient services or as home-based and community-based services depending on the need of the individual.
To obtain an application, contact the HIP at 717-772-2763 or the Brain Injury Helpline at 866-412-4755.