Pennsylvania Department of Health - Head Injury Program

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General Information
Description of ProgramProvides funds for services through a contracted provider to help individuals with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) live independently in their homes and communities. Services include:
  • Pre-enrollment assistance
  • Pre-admission assessment
  • Service plan development
  • Rehabilitation
  • Case management

Services are provided in residential facilities, day facilities (outpatient), and other home- and community-based settings.
contact an enrollment specialist at 717-772-2762 during regular business hours, You may also call the toll-free Brain Injury Help Line at 1-866-412-4755 to be connected to an enrollment specialist.
Geographic AreaAdams County, Allegheny County, Armstrong County, Beaver County, Bedford County, Berks County, Blair County, Bradford County, Bucks County, Butler County, Cambria County, Cameron County, Carbon County, Centre County, Chester County, Clarion County, Clearfield County, Clinton County, Columbia County, Crawford County, Cumberland County, Dauphin County, Delaware County, Elk County, Erie County, Fayette County, Forest County, Franklin County, Fulton County, Greene County, Huntingdon County, Indiana County, Jefferson County, Juniata County, Lackawanna County, Lancaster County, Lawrence County, Lebanon County, Lehigh County, Luzerne County, Lycoming County, McKean County, Mercer County, Mifflin County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Montour County, Northampton County, Northumberland County, Perry County, Philadelphia County, Pike County, Potter County, Schuylkill County, Snyder County, Somerset County, Sullivan County, Susquehanna County, Tioga County, Union County, Venango County, Warren County, Washington County, Wayne County, Westmoreland County, Wyoming County, York County
Intake ProcedureTo enroll call 717-772-2762 or 1-866-412-4755. After answering a few simple questions, the Enrollment Specialist will mail a Head Injury Program application to you. You can also expect to be contacted by a Pre-enrollment Assistance Coordinator who will offer you individualized support in completing the application as well as assist in identifying any other statewide resources.
Helpful TipsEnrolled individuals may receive no more than 12 consecutive months or $100,000 for rehabilitation services as specified in the rehabilitation service plan, followed by a maximum of six consecutive months or $1,000 for case management to assist in transitioning out of the HIP. Certain situations may cause an individual's enrollment period to end prior to the time designated in the rehabilitation plan.
Client Information
Intended ParticipantsIndividuals with traumatic brain injuries.
  • U.S. citizen
  • PA resident at time of injury and application
  • traumatic brain injury after July 2, 1985
  • have exhausted all resources for head injury care
  • be 21 years of age or older
  • meet income guidelines
  • complete an application
  • be assessed to determine that needs can be addressed by the Head Injury Program through rehabilitation.
Hours of OperationMonday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Contact Information
Contact's PositionEnrollment specialist
Contact's Phone717-772-2762
Physical Site Address 1Health and Welfare Bldg, 7th floor, East Wing
Physical Site Address 2625 Forster Street
Physical Site City, State, ZipHarrisburg, PA 17120-0701
Mailing Address 1Health and Welfare Bldg, 7th floor, East Wing
Mailing Address 2625 Forster Street
Mailing City, State, ZipHarrisburg, PA 17120-0701
Main Phone866-412-4755 Brain Injury Help Line (ask for enrollment specialist) ; 717-772-2762
Web Address
Additional Information
Update typeE-mail
Affiliated Agency and Services
Affiliated Agency:
Pennsylvania Department of Health
This Program: Pennsylvania Department of Health - Head Injury Program
Affiliated Services: Pennsylvania Department of Health - Head Injury Program - Rehabilitation Services