What is Your Role?

Here's Your Role

  • Work with the care team on selecting a primary care physician of your choosing within the medical home.
  • Actively participate in your care. You are the most important member of the medical home team.
  • Understand you are a partner in your own health care.
  • Learn about your condition and what you can do to stay as healthy as possible.
  • As best you can, follow the care plan you and your medical team have agreed is important for your health.

Communicate with Your Medical Home Team

  • If you don’t understand something your doctor or other member of your medical home team says, ask them to explain it in a different way.
  • If you get care from other health professionals (such as a second opinion, specialist not currently working with your PCP, or emergent care), always tell your medical home team so they can help coordinate for the best care possible.
  • Talk openly with your care team about your experience in getting care from the medical home so they can keep providing you the best care.