A Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a team-based health care approach led by a physician or group of physicians. Each patient has their own physician who then leads a care team of who collectively assist the physician in providing comprehensive and continuous medical care to patients with a goal of obtaining improved health outcomes. The 'center' of the medical home is the patient. 'Patient-centered' means considering patients’ cultural traditions, personal preferences, values, family situations, social circumstances and lifestyles. The Patient-Centered Medical Home model is driving some of the most important reforms in health care delivery today.
Being part of a Patient-Centered Medical Home, means you're receiving the highest quality of care, and also have additional resources at your disposal to aid with your health care. As part of your health care team, RIPCPC offices have in house support such as a nurse care manager, pharmacist or social worker. You have access to these services at no cost through your primary care office.