LATCH Services are provided free-of-charge by telephone, in-home, or in other community locations. Interventions are tailored to meet each patient’s needs while respecting the role of the patient as a decision maker.
Our multidisciplinary Care Management Team is comprised of clinical and non-clinical providers that include a referral specialist, community health workers, health educators, nurse case manager, social workers, disability services coordinator, and SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery) case manager. Most of the LATCH team is fluent in English and Spanish.
Care Management Services
Disability Applications (SSI/SSDI)
Health Services Coordination & Navigation
Our care management helps patients navigate the Durham County health system.
Our care managers receive electronic alerts from Duke University Hospital and Duke Regional Hospital. These alerts notify care managers whenever a patient enrolled in LATCH is admitted, discharged, or visits the Emergency Department (ED).
We provide health education to aware and inform patients on a wide range of health topics.
Chronic Disease Management
Targeted chronic diseases include:
- Asthma and/or Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Congestive Heart Failure
We provide referrals to mental health agencies, support groups and pain management.
Access to Benefits
Assistance with Medicaid applications.
Assistance to Medicare Recipients. Our Northern Piedmont Benefits Enrollment Center assists individuals who are in need of additional benefits: Medicare Part D, Extra Help/Low Income Subsidy program; ow-Income Energy Assistance Program; SNAP (food stamps); Medicaid, Medicare Savings program and many other benefits. Visit our website for more details: https://sites.duke.edu/ncpiedmontbec.
Our care managers inform patients about payment plan options and provide assistance with Charity Care applications.
Interpretation & Translation
The majority of the LATCH team is bilingual in English and Spanish. If time permits, we provide medical interpreting whenever interpreter services are not available.
LATCH provides assistance to patients who do not have their own transportation to get to their medical appointments.
Referrals to charities and agencies that provide assistance with clothing, food, housing, and utilities.
We provide services for other health-related concerns including:
- Appointment with PCP/Medical Home
- Appointment with Specialist
- Eyeglass Assistance
- Medication Assistance
You may enroll into LATCH by filling out the Participant Consent Form. Download version for English or Spanish. Please fax completed form to (919) 684-1115.