Children's Health Foundation

Medical Home

The Medical Home is best described as a model or philosophy of primary care that is patient-centered, comprehensive, team-based, coordinated, accessible, and focused on quality and safety.  It is a place where patients are treated with respect, dignity, and compassion, and enable strong and trusting relationships with providers and staff. Above all, the medical home is not a final destination instead, it is a model for achieving primary care excellence so that care is received in the right place, at the right time, and in the manner that best suits a patient's needs.

Helpful Links

Medical Home:  Information for families about Medical Home 

HealthyChildren.org:  A Medical Home where everybody knows your name

Oregon's Patient Centered Primary Care Home

What is a Medical Home?

How to partner with your pediatrician.

National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality - Coordinated, Patient-Centered Care Through the Medical Home