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Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH)

What is a patient-centered medical home?

A patient-centered medical home is a doctor’s office or clinic where you have a team of healthcare workers who will care for all of your health needs. Not just one doctor, but a whole team.

Don't get confused by the word "home."  A patient-centered medical home is not like a nursing home and your care team is not going to your home.

It looks like this circle to the right. You or perhaps your loved ones are at the center. Look at all of the care team members who can make sure you’re getting the best care.  Click on the people to the right to see what care team members might do for you.

The most important job of a medical home is to take care of you and your family. Not just your broken foot or your heart condition or your diabetes, but all of you. Your care team gets to know you and your family personally.

Just imagine what it’s like for all of them to care for you or your loved ones with your doctor leading the team. It’s like having a family of healthcare workers taking care of your own family.

Whatever you need, this team will work with one another to give you the best care.

 

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This is an example of your total care team.

Click on each person to learn more.

 Go to the PCMH health professionals Web page

 Reviewed 11/20/2015