PCMH


All of White’s Pediatrics’ locations are recognized by the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) as Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH). This is the highest level of recognition possible. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home program reflects the input of the American College of Physicians (ACP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and others. It was developed to assess whether clinician practices are functioning as medical homes and recognize them for these efforts. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports access, communication and patient involvement.

What does it mean to be a PCMH?

A PCMH is a central resource for all of your child’s care needs.  In a PCMH, your doctor or nurse practitioner and their staff makes you feel like you are part of the health care team.  You are welcome and invited to participate in all aspects of your child’s care.

As your PCMH, White’s Pediatrics will provide you with resources and educational materials regarding:

  • Pediatric specialists
  • Health conditions
  • Home care, equipment, and vendors
  • Community resources

Please keep in mind that our partnership with your family will function most effectively if you provide us with a complete medical history and information about any care you have received outside of White’s Pediatrics.

As your PCMH, White’s Pediatrics will…

  • Take care of your child when he or she is sick and well and help you all to stay well
  • Help you plan your child’s care and/or set goals for care, now and in the future
  • Talk with you about any testing or treatment that your child needs
  • Work with you and other care providers to coordinate care

Your appointments will go well if you…

  • Are prepared to share how your child is doing (at play, at school, sleep, etc.)
  • Write down and bring your main questions and concerns
  • Bring in a list of any other providers your child sees, along with their contact information
  • Ask for help in creating and sharing a complete record of your child’s care
  • Let us know about any special communication or access needs you or your children have
  • Bring all medications your child is currently taking to his/her visit