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What is a Health and Recovery Plan?

Source: New York State Office of Mental Health


Health and Recovery Plans (HARPs) are Medicaid Managed Care plans that pay for your physical and behavioral health care. EE Pathways staff specializes in behavioral health (mental health and substance use) and are available to listen and work with you. 


To find out more about CORE Services, contact your Medicaid Health and Recovery Plan or your Behavioral Health service provider. You can also visit to learn more.


NOTE: You must be 21 or older to join a HARP, be insured only by Medicaid and be eligible for Medicaid managed care. EE Pathways staff are available to help you understand if you qualify for HARP and other free services offered through HARP as listed on this page.

Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)



HCBS provides opportunities for Medicaid beneficiaries to receive services in their own home or community rather than institutions or other isolated settings. These programs serve a variety of targeted populations groups, such as people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, and/or mental illnesses. HCBS can help you achieve your life goals and be more involved in your community. If you are qualified for HCBS, you can:

  • Receive guidance to support your daily living and social skills

  • Learn how to advocate for yourself and negotiate relationships

  • If needed, get treatment and rehabilitation services in your own home


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Community Oriented Recovery and Empowerment Services (CORE)
Source: New York State Office of Mental Health

If you have mental health and/or substance use needs, CORE services assists you with reaching your personal and health goals. CORE services can help you find and keep a job, go to school, live independently, build relationships, and increase your wellness. Here’s a more in-depth look at the benefits of CORE services: 

Health Management

  • Receive care that is focused on you and encourages wellness 

  • Learn how to identify triggers, and manage or prevent crises 


Peer and Family Supports

  • Get help from people who have been there

  • Learn from peers who know what you are going through

  • Help your family and friends learn skills that will support your recovery 



  • Build life skills like how to manage your money or make new friends 

  • Learn to live more independently including using community resources and self-advocacy

  • Discover ways to deal with stress

  • Choose where to get treatment and recovery services


Education and Employment

  • Get support for your work and school goals

  • Ongoing support, advocacy, and counseling to learn skills for lifelong success

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