House Calls

Proudly serving older adults


Remember when doctors and nurses used to come to your home? Through this special program for homebound patients, they still do.

About CHA House Calls

The House Calls program has a team of doctors and nurse practitioners who provide primary care to older adults who are homebound or can't get to the doctor’s office.

Patients get physicals and sick visits in the most comfortable and convenient setting – their home. We call this “expert care in an old-fashioned manner.”

Who is Eligible?

  • Homebound patients
  • Live in Cambridge or Somerville, MA (currently not accepting referrals for Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford and Revere)
  • Typically, 65 and older (may make exceptions based on medical needs)
  • Patients who need community services to support staying in their home
  • Will commit to using CHA for their medical care

Program Benefits

  • A great Primary Care team
  • Health care in your home – we come to you
  • Coordination with CHA Psychiatry services, local Elder Services and Visiting Nurse Associations
  • Visits covered as a doctor’s visit through Medicare B or through MassHealth and other insurances
  • Interpreters available at no extra cost during visits

How to Apply

Call 617-665-3100 if you know someone who might need the House Calls program. Our social worker will explain the process and check eligibility.