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Patient Centered Medical Home 

Your UnityPoint Clinic medical home is not a destination. It's not a building, a place or a location on the map. Instead, your patient centered medical home is the beating heart of your healthcare, surrounding you with a team of health professionals who work together to provide a central point of coordinated care, so you can focus on what truly matters most: staying healthier, for longer.

Your New Home Sweet Medical Home

As a part of a national initiative to improve primary care, the patient centered medical home is a new approach to healthcare that puts your primary care provider at the lead of your care. From routine doctor's visits to long-term care, your physician-led healthcare team partners with you to ensure your wishes, needs and goals are met throughout each stage of care.

Medical Homes Improve Patient Experience

Beyond offering access to the most up-to-date research and advanced medical technologies, quality primary care includes a team of health professionals who are dedicated to providing personalized, coordinated care that puts you at the center of everything they do.

The patient centered medical home ensures that your healthcare team values you as an essential member, providing you with the resources and support necessary to guide you as you make informed decisions about your health. Through ongoing access to organized care, you can expect a more focused, personal interaction with doctors and care teams to help navigate your health both today and in the future.

Medical Homes Improve Your Health

The patient centered medical home means more than just clear and effective communication between patients and their healthcare teams; it means you have access to an integrated network of healthcare services focused on disease prevention, early diagnostics and prompt treatment for better outcomes. As a continuum of your care, your medical home sustains your health by:

  • Planning and managing your care with evidence-based guidelines for preventive, acute and chronic care management
  • Measuring and tracking health improvements through tests, referrals and transitions of care
  • Providing the necessary care and resources in a variety of settings, from the clinic and hospital to your home
  • Reducing the risk for medical errors and mistakes by centralizing medical care and records
  • Empowering your health care participation through self-care education, support and resources

Medical Homes Reduce Your Cost of Healthcare

Primary care is a proactive source of healthcare that works to prevent accidents, illnesses and injuries before they happen. In fact, studies show that coordinated primary care can improve healthcare outcomes and lower healthcare costs both in the immediate and long-term future by enhancing quality of care and focusing on life-long health and wellness. As a time and cost-saving solution, your patient centered medical home reduces overall cost of healthcare by eliminating:

  • Unnecessary treatment
  • Avoidable appointments and hospitalization
  • Duplicate testing
  • Other inefficient care

Unlock the Possibilities of Your UnityPoint Clinic Medical Home

Quality, affordability and continuity of care – it's the UnityPoint Clinic promise. Want to learn more about our exceptional standard of care and ongoing vision to provide the best outcome for every patient, every time? Use our online Find a Doctor tool to speak with one of our compassionate and experienced providers about unlocking the possibilities of your new medical home today.