Self-Direction gives you the chance to personalize your own supports and puts YOU in control.
Self-Direction is all about YOU!
You will be in control of choosing some or all of the supports that you would like to Self-Direct. These Self-Directed supports will help you:
Your Care Coordination Team can help you to learn about what services are available to you and which of them best fit your needs.
You will work with your Clinical Team Leader and your Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) to help choose the services and supports that are most important to you and then a budget will be created.
The IDT is a group of people who support you and who are also chosen by you.
Your IDT Team could include your family and close friends, your Clinical Team Leader, a Support Broker, Staff Members who you trust and know you well.
Before getting started, take time to think about which services and supports would best fit your needs at home and in the community and how Self-Direction can be most helpful to you.
With Self-Directed Services, you are in control of choosing the services that best fit your personal needs.
You also have the option of controlling the budget and how the funds are spent.
A Support Broker can help assist you to create a Self-Direction Budget depending on the services and supports that best fit your needs.
Your Support Broker can also set a plan to help you to work towards personal goals and outcomes you want to achieve in life.
Self-Direction may be the right choice for you if:
To enroll, visit or call NY Medicaid Choice at 1-844-343-2433 (TTY: 1-888-329-1541), Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM, and Saturday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.