The Importance of Having Medical Home

A medical home combines place, process, and people. It is not a building, house, or hospital, but rather an approach to providing comprehensive primary care. A medical home represents an approach to pediatric health care in which a trusted physician partners with the family to establish regular ongoing care. Through this partnership, the primary health care professional can help the family and patient access and coordinate specialty care, other health care services, educational services, in and out of home care, family support, and other public and private community services that are important to the overall health of the child and family. Providing a medical home means addressing the medical and non-medical needs of the child and family.