Head Injury Program
The Pennsylvania Head Injury Program (HIP) was created in 1988 by the Emergency Medical Services Act of 1985 and pays for head injury rehabilitation services for people who qualify. The goal of the program is to help individuals with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) live independently in their homes and communities.
Enrolled 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.
Services provided by the program, through a contracted provider, include:
- Pre-enrollment assistance
- Pre-admission assessment
- Service plan development
- Case management
Services are provided in residential facilities; day facilities (outpatient); and other home and community-based settings.