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About the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model offers many benefits. Many U.S. health care providers are moving to this model of primary care — including IHS ambulatory care facilities. All IHS, Tribal and Urban Indian (I/T/U) facilities are working toward becoming PCMH accredited by Dec. 31, 2021. Please check with your primary care facility regarding its current status.

The PCMH model of primary care encourages patients and their provider teams to work closely to ensure that care is more comprehensive, coordinated and consistent. This approach has been shown to result in more efficient and personalized care — as well as improved access to medical services and, most importantly, better outcomes — especially for patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease.

The PCMH model puts patients first by supporting their health goals, making sure they are actively engaged in care decisions and get all questions answered. Prevention is key. Providers remind patients when it’s time for important screening and immunizations. They also work to ensure that patients see the same provider whenever possible — and offer expanded scheduling options so care is accessible to all patients, whatever their work schedule or family responsibilities.

Here at IPC, improving the quality of your health care is our top priority!

Learn more about what you can expect as a PCMH patient and download a copy of our patient brochure.

Contact your nearest Indian health facility to learn more. You can find your nearest facility on our Locations pages.