GNYHA is writing to inform hospitals of Westchester County Department of Social Services (DSS) Temporary Quarantined Housing Assistance Program (QHAP) resources for existing Westchester DSS shelter clients and newly identified COVID‐19 positive single individuals experiencing homelessness. Please note QHAP is intended for Westchester County residents and hospitals. New York City hospitals seeking isolation hotel resources should follow the instructions in EPB-95.
QHAP Referral Submission
Hospitals seeking QHAP resources are required to submit:
- Hospital face sheet
- Discharge paperwork
- QHAP Care Transition Checklist
To reduce delays, please submit complete referrals for individuals ready for discharge to:
- DSS primary contact – Miguel Velazquez
- DSS secondary contact – Troy Decohen
Please see the attached QHAP protocol for complete documentation details, and distribute to discharge planners, social workers, care coordinators, and other staff as appropriate.