Medical Home

YOUR CHILD’S “MEDICAL HOME”:

MEDICAL HOME is the kind of primary health care we all want and deserve. A MEDICAL HOME is not a place – it is the way care is provided to your child/youth and your family. At the core of a MEDICAL HOME is a knowledgeable, compassionate health care provider and care team chosen by a patient and their family to take care of a child/youth’s health needs.-

MEDICAL HOME means that:
Your pediatric team…
• Knows the health history of your child/youth;
• Listens to your concerns and needs, as well as those of your child/youth;
• Follows up with any other health care providers your child receives care from, when necessary;
• Works in partnership with you to make sure that the medical and non-medical needs of your child/youth and family are met;
• Creates a trusting, collaborative relationship with you and your child/youth;
• Treats your child/youth with compassion and an understanding of his/her strengths;
• Develops a care plan with you and your child/youth when needed;
• Respects and honors your culture and traditions.
You and your child/youth…
• Are comfortable sharing concerns and questions with your pediatric team and other health care providers;
• Routinely communicate your child/youth’s needs and family priorities to your pediatric team;
• Remember to tell your pediatric team about any care received between visits
(eg, emergency room visits, urgent care clinics).