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Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver programs serve people in their communities who would otherwise need nursing home or hospital care. Serving people in their homes and communities helps preserve their independence and ties to family and friends. HCBS waiver programs offer services to meet the needs of specific groups of people.

You must live in a county that has waiver services.

People who may be eligible for HCBS waivers:

  • Children with autism, some restrictions apply
  • Children with severe emotional disturbance (SED), 6-16 years old
  • Physically disabled people
  • Elderly people
  • People with brain injury or severe disabling mental illness (SDMI)
  • People with developmental disabilities

Services are determined by your needs. Here is a partial list of HCBS services:

  • Case management
  • Personal assistance for supervision and socialization
  • Modifications to home or vehicle
  • Supported living and assisted living
  • Clinical and therapy services
  • Chemical dependency counseling
  • Communication and social interaction skill building
  • Homemaking
  • Private nursing
  • Adult day care
  • Adult group and foster home
  • Community-based psychiatric rehabilitation and support
  • Specially trained attendant care
  • Service dogs
  • Home delivered meals
  • Respite care
  • Non-medical transportation
  • Illness management and recovery
  • Other services defined under a waiver

For more information about these HCBS waiver programs go to our website or call:

Physically disabled and elderly waivers
(406) 444-4077

SED for children waiver
(406) 444-1460

SDMI waiver
(406) 444-2878

Developmentally disabled waivers
(406) 444-2995

Children’s Autism waiver
(406) 444-4088

Page last updated 05/23/2013