What is a Patient-Centered Medical Home?


The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a coordinated,

team-based approach to delivering your health care services.


In addition to providing comprehensive, quality health care,

your physician will ensure that:


• Preventive screenings are completed

• Care is coordinated with specialists when necessary

• Chronic illness is effectively managed


The idea is to use processes that are systematic, patient centered,

and coordinated to manage your care and improve

your health.


Patient-centered medical home is a model of care that

strengthens the physician-patient relationship. You will be

encouraged to establish a relationship with a primary care

physician. Your physician will lead a team of clinicians that

are collectively responsible for providing for your health care

needs and arranging for appropriate care with other qualified

clinicians and/or specialists. This model results in more

personalized, coordinated, effective and efficient care.


An accomplished medical home environment is achieved through:


• Increased accessibility to care for patients

• Excellent communication among patients, clinicians and staff

• Utilization of an electronic health record system to

prescribe, communicate, track results, obtain clinical

support information and monitor performance


Family Medical Center at Ellis County is proud to be your Patient-Centered Medical Home and we look forward to serving you with safe, comprehensive compassionate care.