Hospital Homebound

Hospital/Homebound (HHB) services are designed to provide continuity of educational services between the classroom and home or hospital for students in Broward public schools whose medical needs, either physical or psychiatric, do not allow them to attend school for a limited period of time. HHB instruction may be used to supplement the classroom program for students with health impairments whose conditions may interfere with regular school attendance (e.g., students receiving dialysis or radiation/chemotherapy or students with other serious health conditions). Students must be enrolled in a public school in Broward County in order to receive HHB services.

HHB services are not intended to take the place of regular school services and are temporary by design. The student must anticipate being absent from school for a minimum of 15 consecutive or intermittent school days due to a medical or psychiatric condition. The student’s inability to attend school for medical or psychiatric reasons must be certified by the licensed physician or licensed psychiatrist who is currently treating the student for the diagnosis presented.

Required Forms: To qualify for the Hospital Homebound program, parents complete the Physician Referral and the Parent Application forms. Forms can be obtained from the student's home school ESE Specialist or Guidance Counselor. Completed forms must be submitted back to the school and a meeting with HH will be scheduled once the forms are approved.

Textbooks and Materials: Textbooks and all materials loaned to the student and the parents while the student is enrolled in the Hospital Homebound Program should be from the student's home school.

For more information, please call 754-321-3400 and ask for the ESE Specialist or Guidance Counselor of the Hospital Homebound Program.