Medical Home

A medical home is a team-based approach to health care. The team is made of health care providers, support staff and most importantly—YOU.

Your Medical Home

  • Takes care of you when you are sick and well using proven, researched methods.
  • Helps you set and achieve health-related goals.
  • Discusses with you care plans, tests, procedures and goals so that you are an active participant in planning your care.
  • Works with you, additional health care providers and other resources in the community to coordinate your care.
  • Answers questions to help you better understand your health needs.

What Can I Do To Help?

  • Be an active participant in your care.
  • Keep your appointment.
  • Provide a complete medical history.
  • Ask questions.
  • Tell your provider about any other health care professionals who care for you.
  • Give feedback about the care you are receiving.
  • Ask your team how to reach them after hours.
  • Take care of your health.
  • Follow the plan that you and your provider develop.

Before Your Appointment, Use This Checklist

  • Write down any questions that you may have.
  • Put your questions in order of importance so that you are sure to cover the most important question first.
  • Bring a list of other health care professionals that have taken care of you since your last visit—include any specialists, hospitalizations or ER visits.
  • Write down the medications that you are taking, or bring all the bottles with you to the appointment, including over-the-counter and herbal remedies.

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