EBCI Health & Medical program highlight: Cherokee Home Health

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What is Cherokee Home Health?

Cherokee Home Health is a program within the Cherokee Health and Medical Division.  They serve homebound patients who live on the Qualla Boundary .  Sometimes, you may be able to receive care at home rather than in a hospital.  Your doctor will discuss this with you, and he or she must refer you.  It is their goal to help you reach your highest level of wellness within the comfort of your own home.

What are the benefits of Home Health?

Of course, it is always most comfortable at home, but the familiarity and increased happiness may actually help you heal quicker as well.  Home Health may be able to reduce, or even eliminate the need for a hospital stay.  Medicare, Medicaid, and most major insurance plans cover the cost of Home Health when all qualifications are met.

What services does Cherokee Home Health provide?

Some of the services offered include:

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Home Health Aides to assist you with personal care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Administration of IV medications
  • Tube feedings
  • Private pay aide services
  • Office support

Cherokee Home Health always has a nurse on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Our regular office hours are 7:45-4:30 Monday through Friday (except holidays).  If you have questions, contact them at:

Cherokee Home Health

P.O. Box 365

Cherokee, NC  28719

Main office phone (828) 554-6872

Fax (828) 497-2947)

Cherokee Home Health is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission of Healthcare and is Medicare & Medicaid Certified.