House Calls

A special program for patients who are homebound

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Remember when doctors and nurses used to come to your home? Through this special program for homebound patients, they still do.

Program Details

The CHA House Calls program has a team of doctors and nurse practitioners who provide primary care to older adults who are homebound or can't get to the doctor’s office. We are based at 1493 Cambridge Street in Cambridge, MA and serve the greater Cambridge and Somerville area.

Patients who join the program get physicals and sick visits in the most comfortable and convenient setting – their home. We call this “expert care in an old-fashioned manner.”

Please review the details below about the program. Or call 617-665-3100 for more information. 

  • How to Apply

    Call 617-665-3100 if you know someone who might need the House Calls program. Our social worker will explain the process and check eligibility.

  • Program Benefits
    • A great Primary Care team
    • Health care in your home – we come to you
    • Coordination with CHA Psychiatry services, local Elder Services and Visiting Nurse Associations
    • Visits covered as a doctor’s visit through Medicare B or through MassHealth and other insurances
    • Interpreters available at no extra cost during visits
  • Who is Eligible?
    • Homebound patients
    • Live in Cambridge or Somerville, MA (currently not accepting referrals for Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford and Revere)
    • Typically, 65 and older (may make exceptions based on medical needs)
    • Patients who need community services to support staying in their home
    • Will commit to using CHA for their medical care
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