About the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program
Since 1995, the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program has been fulfilling the need to provide quality, compassionate health care to frail, elderly, or ailing adults who are unable to leave their homes. The award-winning program—inspired by three Mount Sinai residents who recognized this need—grew out of the collaborative efforts of the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine and the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. With a team of geriatricians, internists, social workers, nurses, nurse practitioners and administrative support, we work to improve the quality of life of homebound persons, as well as their caregivers, offering the best possible services and practical support.
Today, serving as both a health care service and a teaching platform, Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program stands as a flagship clinical initiative—the largest academic home-visit program in the nation, with its clinicians making more than 6,000 home visits annually to more than 1,100 patients
In May 2010, The Chelsea-Village Program at St. Vincent’s was adopted by The Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program and was renamed The Mount Sinai Chelsea-Village House Call Program. The program provides in home, multilingual, interdisciplinary primary medical care to frail and elderly homebound residents in lower Manhattan. With the help of Mount Sinai, The Chelsea-Village House Call Program will continue to serve lower Manhattan’s most medically underserved populations, and patients will continue to receive the finest medical care in the comfort of their own home.
In June 2015, Beth Israel Senior Health House Call Program was integrated into MSVD and provides an in-home comprehensive management, interdisciplinary team approach and individualized care to the citizens of lower and midtown Manhattan with chronic illnesses and disabilities that are unable to leave their homes. The integration of the Beth Israel program has allowed Mount Sinai and the Visiting Doctors Program to offer alternative services to develop and expand its Primary Care outreach while providing a wide range of population health initiatives. By working together adhering to the highest medical standards, we are able to improve the overall efficiency of Primary Care throughout the healthcare continuum.
The Patients We Serve
Throughout Manhattan, the Visiting Doctors Program delivers comprehensive primary care to an underserved segment of the population—homebound adults, consisting of geriatrics patients, as well as those with psychiatric, neurological, complex, and terminal illnesses. Our team also reaches out to families and caregivers to offer emotional support and counseling.
Visiting Doctors Program
Chelsea-Village House Call Program
Senior Health House Call Program
Read this compelling piece from the New York Times. A few house calls can make a world of difference. Sometimes even the doctors feel better.
In an amazing account, David Muller, MD, co-founder and past director of the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program, describes his mile-long journey, mostly through heavily wooded terrain, to get to a patient's home, to not only help her, but her sister, son and daughter. Read More