Medical Home

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Doctor, nurse, and child in a wheelchairA medical home is a coordinated and respectful health care partnership between a child, his or her parents and the child's primary care doctor. Parents and health care providers see the medical home as a place for sharing information about local resources, organizing care for the child, and connecting with community-based programs.

Tools that can assist in planning care and communication include Care Plans for parents or for teens.  They both include In Case of Emergency, Getting to Know Me, and What’s the Plan forms.

The Care Notebook or Care Organizer can assist with organizing and keeping medical information such as contact lists of health care professionals who care for the child, medication lists, a hospital discharge summary, clinic visit information, or physical therapy progress notes.

The Starting Point Resource Guide provides a list of statewide resources to assist families in Washington with a variety of needs, including connecting with other parents or applying for health insurance.

The Introduction to Care Coordination gives an overview of professionals who provide care coordination/case management services for children with special needs.

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