What Is A Medical Home?

Caring for Kids with Medically Complex Conditions

La Rabida offers primary care clinics for children and youth with medically complex needs.
 
Six board-certified primary care pediatricians, along with nurses and other medical staff provide:
 
• Routine check-ups
• Immunizations
• Urgent care
• Coordinates other care for each patient’s unique medical condition
 
For generations families with children who have physical disabilities, genetic disorders, nutrition problems, risk factors because of early birth and other chronic conditions have turned to La Rabida. Now there’s a name for it: Medical Home.
 
A medical home is not a building, house, hospital or home health care service; rather it is an approach to providing comprehensive primary care. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics a medical home provides care that is:
 
• Family centered
• Comprehensive, holistically addressing the child’s needs
• Coordinated
• Team driven
• Culturally sensitive
 
The pediatric care team at La Rabida works in partnership with a child and the family to assure that all the medical and non-medical needs of the patient are met.
 
La Rabida was the setting for a series of medical home implementation videos for the American Academy of Pediatrics. The videos emphasize the importance of the team approach to health care and strong communication with patient families. View the videos to learn more about how family centered care plans at La Rabida embody the medical home model.
 
Here are the video links:
Creating Efficiency: Team Huddles
 
Building a Stronger Pediatric Medical Home:
Family Advisory Groups
 
Enhancing Collaboration with Families: 
Care Partnership Support
 
Valuable Resources for Families of Children with Special Needs:

chicagoparent.com

familytimemagazine.com

La Rabida is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its medical home programs.