The Counseling Services Program is part of the Idaho Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation’s (NHF Idaho) continuing effort to improve the quality of life of individuals and families affected by bleeding disorders by providing access to counseling services. NHF Idaho has partnered with, Eastern Idaho-based, Kristopher L. Walton & Associates, LLC (KLWA) to provide tele-heatlth counseling services to our community members.
The program is now available and is funded for one year through a grant from the Hemophilia Alliance Foundation for a one-year period. More information about KLWA can be found on the internet at https://eastidahotherapy.com/.
Eligible applicants are individuals with a bleeding disorder or an immediate family member or designated caregiver of an individual with a bleeding disorder. If your application is approved, NHF Idaho will pay for up to four (4) one-hour sessions that may also be renewable upon submission of an additional request in coordination with KLWA. NHF Idaho will facilitate the funding of the program and follow all federal and state laws, to include HIPAA privacy standards. At no time will NHF Idaho request or obtain any specific clinical information from KLWA or any other provider, ever. Any information requested will be related to insurance coverage, if applicable, and the documented request for continued services as applicable.
Continued payment of counseling services is dependent upon the amount of funding available. NHF Idaho will never make a determination regarding the need for counseling services. This is between you and your KLWA provider.
This program is not intended to take the place of any current health insurance coverage you may have or any government program you may participate in, to include but not limited to Medicare or Medicaid.
The application process is intended to obtain basic information on any health insurance coverage you may or may not have. The questions in this application are used solely to determine you or your child’s eligibility in the NHF Idaho Counseling Services Program and will not be used for any other purpose or shared with anyone except KLWA upon approval.
Prospective applicants will need to meet the following criteria:
- Be a resident of Idaho and/or receive treatment from St. Luke's Hemophilia Center
- Be a parent or caregiver of a minor child who lives in your home and who has a diagnosis of a bleeding disorder OR be an individual with a diagnosed bleeding disorder.
- Complete the Counseling Services Application and NHF Idaho determines that the applicant qualifies for the assistance.
Counseling Services depend on the availability of funds and applicant eligibility. Funding is not guaranteed. Applicants should allow at least 10 business days for the NHF Idaho to process their request and expect up to 14 days to schedule an appointment once approved.
NHF Idaho staff will review applications for completeness. If the assistance request does not provide the necessary information, the staff member will contact the applicant for additional details. If the request cannot be completed, then it will be denied.
Once an applicant has been determined to be qualified a referral will be sent to KLWA notifying of eligibility of the applicant. The applicant will need to contact KLWA to schedule an appointment. Failure to schedule an appointment within a reasonable amount of time and no call/no showing to a scheduled appointment may forfeit the applicants eligibility.
The applicant will be notified about the decision within 10 business days of submitting the application via email or phone communications.
Please submit all questions about the process and services to
Idaho Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation
4696 W Overland Road, Suite 234
Boise, ID 83634
Applicants and information pertaining to funding requests are considered confidential to the full extent permitted by law. All Idaho Chapter of NHF's Advisory Board members are required to sign a confidentially agreement.
Information from the Idaho Chapter of NHF’s Counseling Services Program applications may be compiled for statistical purposes and for compliance with local, state, federal, or affiliate organization requirements. However, any publication of this data will be in aggregate form only and will not include names or any other information that could be used to identify individual applicants or recipients.
No personal information will be use or disclosed for any purposes other than that for which is was collected without the applicants’ written permission. At no time will personal information be shared with any individual, company, and organization outside the Idaho Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation.