Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
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.
PCMH 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 provides:
- Improved access to care
- Use of an electronic health record
- Managed care for chronic illness and preventive screening services
How We Are Improving Your Care
Evening and weekend services
Because we know illnesses often don't begin during traditional office hours, many of our clinics offer extended evening and weekend hours for your convenience. Find clinics with extended hours »
We reserve times for same-day appointments in case you need to see one of our providers today for a sudden illness or symptom. Schedule a same-day appointment »
If you need medical advice after clinic hours, you can call our patient advisory nurses (PAN) at 800-724-7037 for guidance regarding treatment options or when to seek urgent or emergency care. Find an urgent care clinic »
Mychart patient portal
Now, you can access your electronic medical record and manage appointments, access test results and communicate with your provider from any computer, tablet or smartphone device. Learn more about MyChart »
Language interpretive services
We provide interpretive services for patients with limited English proficiency and hearing or visual impairments.
Wellness events and programs
We offer a variety of community educations programs and events, including exercise programs, cessation classes, breastfeeding and child birth courses, health education talks, screenings and support groups. Find an upcoming event »
Partnership with patients and community for improvement
We are always striving to improve and invite our patients and their families to share their ideas and opinions through surveys following clinic visits and our online forum IdeaExchange.sw.org.
Our primary care physicians are the hub of all relevant care needs of the patient and manage a team of care coordinators and other non-physician providers that not only coordinate care within the walls of our clinics, but seamlessly transfer patients across multiple entities that may include community care, labs, specialists and hospitals.
Your provider will help you consider options based on scientific evidence.
For example, your provider may suggest screening tests recommended by the United States Preventive Services Task Force.