According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, a medical home is not a building, house, or hospital, but rather an approach to providing comprehensive primary care. The primary care team develops a trusting relationship with the family and works as a partner to assure that all of the child’s needs are met.
This is a dynamic process driven by the health status and developmental progress of the child, the specific needs of the child and family, the primary care physician's expertise with children with special health care needs, and the ability of the family and/or other professionals to participate in care coordination.
For additional information on the Medical Home Approach click on the links below:
Partnering with your Doctor Booklet | English