South Philadelphia Pediatrics is proud to announce that we have been recognized as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home by the NCQA!
ABOUT THE RECOGNITION
The Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition is awarded to primary care practices that successfully incorporate the Patient-Centered model of care with the express purpose of delivering the highest quality care in a cost-effective way.
WHAT IS A MEDICAL HOME?
A medical home is a way to provide high quality health care services that best meet the needs of your child and your family. It is not a building, house or hospital. It is a partnership that you and your family make with your primary care doctor or nurse practitioner and clinic staff. Together, the team makes sure that the medical and non medical needs of your child are met.
As your medical home, we are a central resource for all your child's care needs. In a Medical Home, the medical provider and their staff who see your child for routine checkups make you feel like you are the most important part of the health care team. You are welcome and invited to participate in all aspects of your child's care!
YOUR MEDICAL HOME TEAM:
- Respects your child and your family
- Shares information with you and includes you in decisions
- Provides primary health care including regular checkups, developmental screening, vaccines and illness visits
- Helps you plan for and manage any chronic health problems
- Finds specialists when they are needed
- Helps connect you to resources in the community
WHAT ARE OTHER BENEFITS OF A MEDICAL HOME?
- You get to choose and regularly see the same primary care provider who knows you and your child to promote a partnership and continuity of care.
- Our care coordinator along with your primary care provider will be your advocate and medical liaison between you and the many other health providers caring for your child.
- Respect for your family's cultural and religious belief.
HOW CAN YOUR FAMILY HELP?
Below is a list of things you can do to get the best health care for your child:
- Bring a list of current medications including doses to your doctor visits
- Share the names of specialists your child may be also seeing
- Make sure any specialists have our fax number to send reports to us
- Share any changes with your doctor
- Celebrate successes and talk about challenges
- Ask for something to be explained if you don't understand
- Work together to make a plan
- Ask for information to be written down
- Keep a folder or notebook with your child's health information Let your doctor and staff know things they are doing right