Patient Centered Medical Home
Our Mission: Transforming lives through coordinated, patient-centered care, resulting in improved quality, health outcomes, and patient satisfaction.
WHAT IS A PATIENT-CENTERED MEDICAL HOME?
A Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) isn’t a place, but an approach to providing better and more meaningful care. Patient-centered means that you are the most important person when it comes to your care. A medical home is a team of physicians, nurses and care coordinator(s) working with each other and with you to provide you with the best possible care.
The PCMH fosters a strong patient-physician relationship. The primary care physician (PCP) works together with other health care professionals to provide better delivery of patient care.
PCMH care puts you, the patient, first by creating a working relationship in which you feel at home with all your health care needs.
KEY PRINCIPLES OF THE PATIENT-CENTERED MEDICAL HOME:
Personal Primary Care Physician:
You have an ongoing relationship with your PCP for continuous care across all elements of the health care system.
Physician-Directed Medical Practice:
Whether you seek care from a specialist, urgent care center or hospital, your PCP makes sure all members of your team are fully informed of your medical history. By having a health care team keeping track of your medical history and health care needs, you’ll enjoy more effective treatment and better health.
The PCP is responsible for providing care for all of your health care needs, including preventative care, short-term illness and injury, long-term illness (such as diabetes, asthma and heart disease) and end of life care. Your health care team will address your health through all stages of life.
Enhanced access to care:
PCMH Programs have same day and after-hours appointments available to fit your schedule.
Your PCP coordinates your health care needs with the rest of your health care team (physicians, nurses, care coordinator and other medical professionals), who will work together to coordinate all aspects of your care including:
- Scheduling appointments
- Sending follow-up reminders
- Keeping you informed about your health
This coordination of care keeps all members of your health care team informed about your health issues.
PCMH programs improve the quality of care received, decrease medical costs, and increase overall patient satisfaction.