Hospital/Homebound (HHB) services are designed to provide continuity of educational services between the classroom and home or hospital for students whose medical needs, either physical or psychiatric, do not allow them to attend school for a limited period of time. HHB instruction may be used to supplement the classroom program for students with health impairments whose conditions may interfere with regular school attendance (e.g., students receiving dialysis or radiation/chemotherapy or students with other serious health conditions).
HHB services are not intended to supplant regular school services and are by design temporary. The student must anticipate being absent from school for a minimum of ten consecutive or intermittent school days due to a medical or psychiatric condition. The student’s inability to attend school for medical or psychiatric reasons must be certified by the licensed physician or licensed psychiatrist who is currently treating the student for the diagnosis presented.
Contact your child’s school and speak to the HHB Liaison. She/he can give you an application that must be completed by the Liaison, you and your child’s physician. The application will be reviewed and a recommendation of services will be made.
If approved, a HHB service provider (teacher) will be assigned. They will contact you and schedule a time to begin services. An adult, 21 years of age or older, must be in attendance during instructional services.