Health Care/Insurance

Healthcare/InsuranceThe first stop on your journey is often your primary care physician or pediatrician.  You doctor is an integral partner in your care. It can be helpful for children with special healthcare needs to be part of a medical home. What is a medical home? A medical home provides care that is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, patient- and family-centered, coordinated, compassionate and culturally effective. CLICK here to view a webinar by Delaware Family Voices entitled, "What is a Medical Home."

Check out these website to learn more about medical home and family centered care:

http://www.hrsa.gov/healthit/toolbox/Childrenstoolbox/BuildingMedicalHome/whyimportant.html

https://medicalhomes.aap.org/Pages/Providing-Family-Centered-Care.aspx

https://medicalhomes.aap.org/Pages/Coordinated-Care.aspx

In this section of the roadmap you will find information about insurance, health care, and mental/behavioral health. In addition, Health Care/Insurance includes community organizations that can help you should a problem arise. For more information, try searching the Family SHADE database or call Family SHADE at 1-855-755-7423.