Westchester’s Medical Home for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
MEDICAL HOME RESPONSIBILITIES
The Medical Home coordinates patient services across the healthcare spectrum. We coordinate care among our providers at WIHD and with community-based specialists, behavioral health resources, rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, and emergency rooms.
The Medical Home assists with collection of personal health records from previous and current medical providers for both adult and pediatric transitions. Patients and providers can contact our office at 914-493-8148 to transfer existing records to our practice. We also provide education and assistance to individuals regarding access to health insurance coverage.
At your visits, we take your personal preferences and health goals seriously. We use evidence based practices in providing acute, chronic, and preventative services. We aim to have our patient’s current on all applicable health screening services.
It is our goal to communicate with patients clearly and comprehensively in their language of choice so they understand their medical conditions. We make sure to include patient, family, and caregiver education for self-management support to promote active participation in the patient’s care.
We make every effort to schedule our primary care patients with their own personal provider. If this is your first time coming to our Medical Home for primary care, please review our provider descriptions below to choose the staff member that you feel will best fit your personal needs.
PATIENT AND CAREGIVER RESPONSIBILITIES
We ask that patients remain active participants in their health by giving our Medical Home current information including:
- List of all prescription and over the counter medications
- Medical Records from all medical encounters including office visits, diagnostic tests, ER visits, hospitalizations and out-patient treatments
- The best form of communication to contact the patient and caregiver
- Up to date insurance information
- Scheduling and maintaining appointments as requested by the PCP
- Changes in health status
PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS