Medical Home

What is a Medical Home?

According to the Washington State Medical Home Partnership Project:

A Medical Home is a model of primary health care that focuses on team-based care with the patient and family at the center. It can be especially helpful for individuals with disabilities and chronic health conditions.

A medical home is not just a place. A medical home is a partnership between your family and your child’s doctor* or primary health care provider that emphasizes “home” as:

  • Headquarters for care
  • A place children and youth with special health care needs and their families feel recognized and supported
  • Part of community services

Links to Medical home Resources:

WA State Medical Home Partnership Project
Learn more about how to be an effective partner with your child’s doctor and other members of the Medical Home care team. Find tips, strategies and resources to support high quality, compassionate care for your child and family.

Medical Home Information
Tools, resources, and links to information that will assist families in successfully partnering with their child’s medical home.

What is a Medical Home
“A medical home is a partnership between you and your child’s doctor that makes sure your child is getting the best possible care.” Continue reading the article on the PAVE website.

Videos on Medical Home:

The American Academy of Pediatrics Medical Home Initiative
Coordinated Care is Important
Building a Strong Pediatric Medical Home: Family Advisory Groups