House Calls

Closed, March 21st, 2019: CHA Cambridge Family Health & CHA Cambridge Family Health North will be closed this Thursday. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Proudly serving older adults

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

About House Calls

The CHA House Calls program is a caring team of doctors and nurse practitioners who provide primary care to older adults who are homebound or have limited access to the doctor’s office.

Patients in the program get physicals and sick visits in the most comfortable and convenient setting – their home. Our team calls this “expert care in an old-fashioned manner.”

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

Program Benefits

  • There is no need to arrange transportation – we come to you
  • Coordination with CHA Geriatric Psychiatry, 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 charge during visits

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.