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Public Health and Visiting Nurse Services

Written doctor's orders are required to receive nursing services and physical, speech or occupational therapy on a part-time intermittent basis under Medicare. Medicare only pays if the patient is homebound and is acutely ill. Medicare does not pay for care in chronic illness.

If approved by Medicare, limited part-time services of a home health aide may also be provided if skilled nursing and/or therapy services are also ordered by the doctor.

Many of these services are also covered by Medicaid. There is a sliding scale fee schedule for patients not covered by either Medicare, Medicaid or other third party payment.

The following community-based, certified home health agencies provide service in Nassau County. Contact:

Nursing Sisters Home Care  
393 Old Country Road  
Carle Place, NY 683-1300

Visiting Nurse Association of Long Island, Inc.

100 Garden City Plaza, Roosevelt Field  
Garden City, N.Y. 11530 739-1270  
Visiting Nurse Association of Oyster Bay and Glen Cove, Inc.  
193 South Street  
Oyster Bay, N.Y. 11771 922-6611