VIPhysicians & Kids

VIPhysicians&Kids

VIPhysicians&Kids is The Coordinating Center’s Medical Home for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) (ages 0-22), who have or are at risk for chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions and require long-term health and related services. CYSHCN can have a wide-range of conditions and diagnoses, such as asthma, autism, attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder, diabetes, and sickle cell anemia. VIPhysicians&Kids partners with pediatric practices, the patient, and their family to deliver a collaborative self-management, care coordination model. Participants will experience person- and family-centered care from an interdisciplinary health team inclusive of a nurse, health coach, and pediatrician. VIPhysicians&Kids accepts referrals from participating practices. Speak with your provider to learn more.

Population Served and Eligibility

  • Children and youth ages 0-22 with special health care needs and their family.
  • Special health care needs diagnoses may include ADHD, Autism, Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Genetic disorders, Intellectual disorders, Spina Bifida, and others.

Services We Coordinate

  • Accessible home modifications
  • Assistive technology
  • Behavioral health services
  • Caregiver support
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Food/Nutritional needs
  • Healthcare transitions
  • Medical day programs
  • Pharmacy
  • Respite Care
  • Transportation assistance
  • Other community services

Referral and Application Process

  • Physicians must complete and submit the VIPhysicians&Kids referral form
  • Referral forms are accepted via email, fax, or phone
  • VIPhysicians&Kids will contact the referred patient / family within 2 business days of referral receipt

For more information about VIPhysicians&Kids please contact Teresia Johnson at (410)987-1048 ext. 165.

VIPhysicians&Kids is made possible by the Maryland Department of Health’s Office of Genetics and People with Special Health Care Needs.

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