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Patient-Centered Medical Home


Patient-Centered Medical Home

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a model of care in which patients are engaged in a direct relationship with a chosen provider who coordinates a cooperative team of healthcare professionals, takes collective responsibility for the comprehensive integrated care provided to the patient, and advocates and arranges appropriate care with other qualified providers and community resources as needed.

Pioneer Medical Center is currently recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient Centered Medical Home. This means we have met a rigorous set of standards to provide greater quality and access to medical care for our community members. What types of service does a Medical Home provide for you and your family?

  • Same day appointments
  • Preventive care and physicals (health risk assessments, sports and school physicals)
  • Acute care for illness and injuries
  • Well child visits, screening and vaccinations
  • Online electronic access to your medical records
  • Referrals to top specialists and mental health providers
  • Management of multi-specialty care plans including mental health

For more information about the Patient Centered Medical Home model visit the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)'s website.

Click Here to access the Patient Centered Primary Care Initiative

Social Determinants of Health Screening:

Social determinants of health are conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. Conditions (e.g., social, economic, and physical) in these various environments and settings (e.g., school, church, workplace, and neighborhood) have been referred to as “place.” Resources that enhance quality of life can have a significant influence on population health outcomes. Examples of these resources include safe and affordable housing, access to education, public safety, availability of healthy foods, local emergency/health services, and environments free of life-threatening toxins.