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Patient-Centered Medical Homes

Patient-Centered Medical Homes

A Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is not a physical place for you to get care – it is way of giving care that is about a partnership between you, your personal doctor, and your care team. At a PCMH practice, you build a trusting, long-term relationship with your doctor and your care team, and you work together to make sure that you get the care you need to stay healthy.

A New Way for Better Care

At a PCMH practice, you work with a dedicated care team (your doctor and other staff who work at the clinic to keep you healthy) to create a personalized care plan to help you meet your health goals. Whether you need extra help with managing a chronic condition like diabetes, want to lose weight, or want to quit smoking, you can depend on the support of your care team.

Your PCMH care team can help you:

  • Understand and manage your medications
  • Arrange for any tests or treatments that you may need
  • Coordinate your visits to specialists
  • Find useful resources, like support groups or health classes
  • Get answers to your health questions when you need them. Many of our providers have evening and weekend hours, offer same-day appointments, and are available to answer your questions by phone or secure message.

At NYC Health + Hospitals, you are an active member of your care team. We encourage our patients to talk openly about their health needs, ask questions, and do the best they can to follow the care plan they have agreed on with their care team.

We are committed to the high quality of your care. More than 600 of our physicians and care teams have received the highest PCMH recognition from NCQA, an independent, national quality assessment organization.

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