A medical home is a trusting partnership between you, your child, and your pediatric primary health care team. A medical home means that your health care team:
- Knows your child's health history
- Listens to your concerns and needs (as well as your child's)
- Treats your child with compassion
- Has an understanding of their strengths
- Develops a care plan with you and your child when needed
- Respects and honors your culture and traditions
Your health care team can help you and your child access and coordinate specialty care, other health care and educational services, in and out of home care, family support, and other public/private community services that are important to the overall well-being of you and your child.
To help you better understand the medical home model; please visit one of these resources:
- Well-Visit Planner: This guide helps you identify important topics you may want to discuss with your physician.
- The Wisconsin Medical Home Initiative is dedicated to promoting the concepts of medical home for primary care clinicians, families and service providers throughout Wisconsin.
- Care Notebook is a tool to help you organize information about your child’s medical needs to share with practitioners, schools and childcare staff.
Please ask your child’s doctor or contact the regional center at 800-234-KIDS (5437) if you have any questions about the medical home concept or are unsure which doctor or health system is your child’s medical home.