A patient-centered medical home (PCMH), or medical home, is a team-based model of primary care. It aims to provide high-quality, cost-effective, whole-person care.
Your UPMC primary care provider (PCP) works with you and others to help keep you safe and healthy.
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NCQA recognition is a widely adopted model for transforming primary care practices into medical homes.
The NCQA PCMH standards emphasize:
UPMC wants you to feel your best. Caring about you is the most important job we have.
That's why you're the star of your team.
The next person on your team is your PCP. You might call your PCP your family doctor.
Your PCP works in a primary care office. Everyone in the office is part of your team, too.
The people in your PCP's office can include:
When you have special health needs, other health providers might become part of your team. They are specialists.
You might see a physical therapist, counselor, or dietitian.
You might also have a friend or family member who helps you with your health. They're a part of your care team too.
We can help you know about a problem before you feel something is wrong. We'll also help you manage any health conditions you have.
When you're sick, your doctor or someone else on your health care team will see you.
All you have to do is call your PCP's office and we will connect you to people who can help.
We want you to feel connected. That's why we take the time to know you and those important to you.
Your team keeps your health data saved in a computer system. This is an electronic health record.
It's a safe way to look at your health information and help provide the right care.
We can help you schedule visits to see other providers — like a counselor or heart specialist.
Your health care team will:
Your health care team will partner with you to help you:
To help your health care team, you can:
At UPMC in Central Pa., your care team uses current research and equipment to provide you with evidence-based care.