Swedish Community Health Medical Home
There’s no place like home. As the number of uninsured and underinsured Americans continues to increase, more and more people lack access to the healthcare they need.
To best serve the needs of our entire community, Swedish opened an innovative new clinic, the Swedish Community Health Medical Home, in 2009. Located in Ballard, the Swedish Community Health Medical Home is a pilot project looking at a new model for providing primary-care. Utilizing a medical home approach, patients at this clinic receive expanded access to care, an ongoing relationship with a personal physician and health care team, as well as care coordination to provide continuous, coordinated care. With a focus on prevention and health maintenance, the clinic uses an alternative pay structure of a fixed monthly rate, rather than fee for visit, to allow patients increased access to their care team as well as the ability to communicate by email and phone.
Through the Swedish Community Health Medical Home, Swedish is working to improve the healthcare of our community while also offering a new model for healthcare delivery. With your help, we can make a lasting impact in both these areas.