The medical home model holds promise as a way to improve health care in America by transforming how primary care is organized and delivered.​ The medical home encompasses five functions and attributes:

 

​1. Comprehensive Care:     

The primary care medical home is accountable for meeting the large majority of each patient’s physical and mental health care                                                                     needs, including prevention and wellness, acute care, and chronic care. 

2. Patient-Centered:          

 

The primary care medical home provides health care that is relationship-based with an orientation toward the whole person.

3. Coordinated Care:         

 

The primary care medical home coordinates care across all elements of the broader health care system, including specialty care,                                                                   hospitals, home health care, and community services and supports.

 

​4. Accessible Services:        

 

The primary care medical home delivers accessible services with shorter waiting times for urgent needs, enhanced in-person hours, around-the-clock telephone or electronic access to member of the care team, and alternative methods of  communication such as email and telephone care.

5. Quality and Safety:          

 

The primary care medical home demonstrates a commitment to quality and quality improvement by ongoing engagement in activities such as using evidence-based medicine and clinical decision-support tools to guide shared decision making with patients and families, engaging in performance measurement and improvement, measuring and responding to patient  experiences and patient satisfaction, and practicing population health management. 

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Family Health Center is a private, non-profit corporation 501(c)(3) which is governed by a community-based Board of Directors. The Board of Directors consists of members who use Family Health Center as their center for primary healthcare and who are community representatives.

 

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

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