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Medical Home

The doctor’s office or clinic where your family goes for healthcare.

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!  
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