Community-Based Services

What is a community-based service? Is it the local neighborhood health center? Is it the only hospital within a 100-mile radius? Defining what is a community-based service is difficult and can mean different things to different people based on geographic location, services needed, insurance coverage, etc. While we will not attempt to define community-based services, we do want to help you understand the evolution of the term, and how other people, particularly parents and Title V directors, understand it.