For Parents & Families

Goals of the For Parents & Families Tab

Our goals in this section of the Medical Home Portal are to help you learn how to better care for your child with chronic and complex conditions, and become a more effective partner in your child’s care. Effective partnering with physicians and other health care professionals is the foundation of the Medical Home approach to care (see About Medical Home to learn more). Wherever you are on your family’s journey, reading the pages in this section should help you with your own goals for your family.

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Information & Support

For Professionals

A Request for a Letter of Medical Necessity (Word Document 16 KB)
A simple, one-page form for parents to fill out that helps the physician write a letter of medical necessity.

For Parents and Patients

National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home-For Families and Caregivers (AAP)
Information for families and caregivers, including instructions, ideas, and templates for building your own care notebook from the American Academy of Pediatrics National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home, formerly the National Center for Medical Home Implementation.

Authors & Reviewers

Initial publication: June 2008; last update/revision: September 2020
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