What You Need To Know
What Is a Family-Centered Medical Home?
The Patient-Centered Medical Home’s (PCMH) concept revolves around finding the best way to deliver patient care. It is not a building, house, or home healthcare service, but rather, an approach to providing comprehensive primary care. A PCMH is an innovative perspective to healthcare that involves respecting and understanding the whole person: their unique needs, cultures, values, and preferences. Care isn't provided by just one person, but by the whole team of healthcare professionals and staff. PCMHs support patients in learning to manage and organize their own healthcare, making them active participants in their healthcare choices.
This model functions most effectively when patients provide a complete medical history and information about care obtained outside the practice.
Children’s Health of Ocala is proud to be accredited by the National Council of Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a medical home since 2012. We were recognized at level 3, which is the highest level of recognition a patient-centered medical home can achieve.
Your medical home can:
Develop a personalized healthcare plan for your child
Follow evidence based guidlines for care
Listen to your concerns and answer your healthcare questions
Provide you wtih educational materials regarding health conditions
Work with other pediatric specialist to coordinate your childs care