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WHAT IS MEDICAL HOME PORT?

Medical Home Port is the Navy’s approach to the nationwide “medical home” model of care. Medical Home Port places you at the center of a collaborative team of caregivers — from doctors and nurses to case managers — led by your primary care manager (PCM).  You and your care team work together for a coordinated, whole-person approach to health.

Medical Home Port is about building the patient/provider relationship, enhancing communication, meeting most of your urgent care needs within the team, coordinating a full spectrum of services (including prevention, behavioral health and disease management), using evidence-based medicine, and enhancing your health through wellness activities and support for self-care.

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PATIENT EDUCATION

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WHAT IS A PRIMARY CARE MANAGER?

Your Primary Care Manager (PCM) is a medical doctor who can evaluate, diagnose, treat or refer to best help you with any medical or emotional condition.

Your PCM can treat both acute and chronic illnesses and provide you with preventive care and health education. You can see your PCM if you’re struggling with a range of illnesses or injuries such as the common flu, shingles, bowel problems, backache, high blood pressure, diabetes, and depression; ​expect to be helped by a highly knowledgeable and skilled professional. Your PCM will be able to advise on the needs of a baby with a fever, an older adult struggling with memory loss or other medical and psychological problems that occur at any age.

If you develop a serious condition, your PCM may refer you to a specialist. A specialist is a physician who has addition​al training and expertise in a specific area of medicine (e.g., urology, cardiology, oncology, neurology).

Click here to learn more about Medical Home Port and how a PCM fits into your Care Team.


FAQs

Where do I meet with my PCM?

Right here in primary care!

How long is the wait to see my PCM?

PCMs are sometimes available for same day and walk-in appointments.

I’m busy. How long are PCM appointments?

Appointments are 30-60 minutes, depending on your health condition.

Is there a limit to the number of times I can work with my PCM?

No, there is no limit.

Getting to the clinic is a hassle. What can be done to make seeing my PCM easier for me?

The PCM's care team (Team RN or MA) can often follow-up with you over the phone.

SERVICES

    Routine Care:

  • Assess and Treat Many Illnesses or Injuries
  • Physical Examinations
  • Immunizations
  • Prescribe Medication:

  • Any Medical or Emotional Symptom
  • Refer to a Specialist:

  • Your PCM May Refer You Depending on Your Health Condition​

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