Medical Home

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Your Medical Home: 

  • Is the home base for your care 

  • Provides preventative services 

  • Treats and monitors health issues 

  • Provides referrals as needed 

  • Spends enough time with you 

  • Is sensitive to your values, customs, and special needs 

  • Treats you with respect 

  • Provides an interpreter if needed 

  • Makes you feel like a partner in your care 

  • Understands your financial challenges 

Why you need a Medical Home: 

  • Your doctor or primary provider gets to know you and your healthcare needs 

  • Your family’s medical records are in one place 

  • Your provider can help you find medical specialists 

  • You can get information about other resources in your community 

  • You can call anytime for care or advice, even at night or on weekends 

  • You can get treatment for common medical problems instead of going to the emergency room, when the problem is not an emergency

When to go to the Emergency Room:

  • Sudden or unexplained loss of consciousness 

  • Signs of a heart attack, such as sudden/severe chest pain or pressure 

  • Signs of a stroke, such as numbness of the face, arm or leg on one side of the body; difficulty talking; sudden loss of vision 

  • Severe shortness of breath 

  • High fever with stiff neck, mental confusion and/ or difficulty breathing 

  • Coughing up or vomiting blood 

  • Cut or wound that won’t stop bleeding 

  • Possible broken bones 

  • Poisoning 

  • Stab wounds 

  • Sudden, severe abdominal pain 

  • Trauma to the head 

  • Suicidal feelings 

  • Partial or total amputation of a limb 

Take care of yourself and your family, start using a Medical Home today!