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Medical Home Program for Kids at UCLAThe goal of the Pediatric Medical Home Program at UCLA is to provide care to our pediatric patients with special health care needs that is accessible, family-centered, continuous, comprehensive, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally-effective. Our program is at the forefront of a national effort to transform primary care for children.

The Pediatric Medical Home Program at UCLA, established in 2003, is based at the Pediatric Resident Continuity Clinic at the Mattel's Children's Hospital UCLA.  The patients enrolled into our Medical Home Program receive virtually all of their medical care at UCLA, including primary care and specialist visits.   We focus on children with complex medical needs.  Because these children have multiple diagnoses, sub-specialists, medications and medical equipment, their care is often difficult to coordinate. 

The Pediatric Medical Home Program at UCLA is helping make this effort easier and better. A medical home is not a building, house, or hospital but rather an approach to providing health care services in a high-quality and cost-effective manner. The medical home is another way of describing the supports and services families should expect from their child's pediatrician. Children and their families who have a medical home receive their medical care from a pediatrician whom they know and trust.  The pediatrician and parents act as PARTNERS in a medical home to identify and access all the medical and non-medical services needed to help children with special health care needs achieve their maximum potential.

The UCLA pediatric residents are directly involved with making the Pediatric Medical Home Program at UCLA work.  All of our Medical Home patients are assigned a primary pediatric resident for their primary care.  As our pediatric residents are seeing more chronically ill patients, and learning from the Medical Home staff about care coordination, our residents become comfortable and experienced with taking care of pediatric patients with complicated medical problems.

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Goals of the Pediatric Medical Home Program at UCLA

  • Improve health, developmental, educational, psychosocial and functional outcomes
  • Train pediatric residents to treat a child with complex medical conditions comprehensively, compassionately, and effectively
  • Maximize efficient and effective use of resources
  • Increase physician, patient, and family satisfaction
  • Improve coordination of care
  • Increase wellness
  • Quality improvement  

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How You Can Make a Difference

Gifts to the Pediatric Medical Home Program at UCLA may be made online, by check, or by calling the Development office at (310) 267-1852.

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Gifts by Check

Your check, made payable to "The UCLA Foundation", with a note that it is for the Pediatric Medical Home Program at UCLA may be sent to:

Pediatric Medical Home Program at UCLA
c/o UCLA Medical Sciences Development
10945 Le Conte Avenue, Suite 3132
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1784

For more information about the Pediatric Medical Home Program at UCLA, please contact 310-206-0514, or email pedsmedicalhome@mednet.ucla.edu