A family-centered medical home is not a building. It is an approach to providing comprehensive primary care.
In a family-centered medical home the pediatric care team works in partnership with a child and a child's family to assure that all of the medical and non-medical needs are met.
Through this partnership the pediatric care team can help the family/patient access, coordinate, and understand services that are important for the overall health of the child and family, including:
- Specialty care
- Educational services
- Out-of-home care
- Family support
- Other public and private community services
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) developed the medical home model for delivering primary care that is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family-centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective to all children and youth, including children and youth with special health care needs.
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