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  Sullivan County Health Care - Admissions

Dear Applicant/Responsible Party: 

Thank you for your interest in Sullivan County Health Care (SCHC).  Our home is Medicaid licensed for 156 beds as an Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) and is certified by the New Hampshire Bureau of Health Facilities Administration.  The nursing home provides 24-hour Nursing care and other services to residents whose health care needs cannot be successfully managed at home or in a community setting.

Sullivan County Health Care is a Medicare approved Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF).  If your doctor determines that Skilled-nursing placement is appropriate, following a qualifying stay in the hospital, we are able to accommodate your needs.

Once the facility application is completed in full and returned, medical information will be obtained to assist in determining nursing home placement.  If necessary, a home visit will be scheduled with our External Care Coordinator.  If an appropriate bed is not available, a waiting list is maintained, with Sullivan County residents having first priority.

If an applicant has limited assets, an application for Medicaid must be made prior to admission through the Division of Health & Human Services in Claremont (17 Water Street, 603-542-9544).  YOU MUST CALL MEDICAID FOR AN APPOINTMENT; PLEASE DO NOT JUST STOP BY.  Spouses of applicants should consider having a resource assessment done by them in order to determine how and when assets should be divided.  In many cases, the community spouse may be able to keep a portion of the applicant’s income to meet their own expenses.

If you are a Medicaid recipient, or will be applying for Medicaid, an assessment will need to be done prior to admission for the state to determine eligibility for nursing home level of care.  We will coordinate the necessary paperwork for this assessment with your doctor and/or home health agency.

As a recipient of Federal assistance, Sullivan County Health Care does not exclude, deny benefits to or otherwise discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, or on the basis of disability or age in admission to, participation in, or receipt of services and benefits of any of its programs and activities or in employment therein, whether carried out by Sullivan County Health Care directly or through a contractor or any other entity with whom Sullivan County Health Care arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

Throughout the admission process, please direct your questions to the Admission Department.  Tours and further information are readily available and we encourage you to come in to see our caring, professional team at work.

Sincerely,

Tammy L. Porter
Director of Community Development
603-542-9511
Ext. 234

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