What is PATHway?

PATHway supports pregnant women, who may have a substance use disorder (SUD), with treatment and support. It is designed to help mothers receive the medical, behavioral, social, and educational services they need to deliver healthier babies. The PATHway program will also provide care which could include medication assisted treatment (MAT), to reduce any withdrawal symptoms, counseling, to support a healthy pregnancy and delivery. Additional services such as, transportation, counseling, and child care, may also be offered at a health home site. The services offered are aimed to help you with your specific needs, by people who care. The care that you receive, will help you and your baby with a healthy possible outcome.

What can I expect for myself and my baby?

Mother - After delivery, the PATHway program may provide, at a minimum 6 weeks, of post-partum care help in the recovery journey. Highmark Wholecare’s case managers ensure that moms have access to the resources they need to care for their babies at home, schedule follow-up appointments with specialists and pediatricians and Early Intervention, and ensure that moms understand the baby’s discharge plan and address any barriers to care, such as transportation.

Infant - Babies born to mothers in the PATHway program will be monitored for up to five days for any signs or symptoms of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and provided treatment, as needed. Highmark Wholecare’s case manager assists with the care coordination in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to connect moms and babies to appropriate follow-up services and supports upon discharge, as needed.

How can I enroll?

  • Call one of the provided facilities below directly about their program.
  • Call Highmark Wholecare Maternity Case Management Department 1-800-392-1147 for assistance.
  • Speak with physician to discuss concerns and treatment options.

Where can I go?

Use the map below to locate Home Health Locations.

This information is issued on behalf of Highmark Wholecare, coverage by Gateway Health Plan, which is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Highmark Wholecare serves a Medicaid plan to Blue Shield members in 13 counties in central Pennsylvania, as well as, to Blue Cross Blue Shield members in 14 counties in western Pennsylvania. Highmark Wholecare serves Medicare Dual Special Needs plans (D-SNP) to Blue Shield members in 14 counties in northeastern Pennsylvania, 12 counties in central Pennsylvania, 5 counties in southeastern Pennsylvania, and to Blue Cross Blue Shield members in 27 counties in western Pennsylvania.

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