Patient-Centered Medical Home


Imagine a place...

...where your doctor doesn't keep you waiting, does keep you healthy, and works with a whole team of other health care professionals.  And imagine that place makes the doctor's life easier and health care cheaper. That's the idea behind the patient-centered medical home.

-- National Public Radio Report

Medical Home Initiative
Irma Murauskas
503-228-8852, x226

Oregon's health centers are leaders in the medical home movement.

OPCA provides administrative and curriculum support for the Patient-Centered Primary Care Institute (PCPCI).  The PCPCI helps practices in all stages of patient-centered primary care home transformation meet the requirements for the Oregon Health Authority's Patient-Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH) recognition.

These Oregon health centers have been certified as medical homes by the National Committee for Quality Assurance:

  • Central City Concern, NCQA Level 3
  • Clackamas County Community Health Division, NCQA Level 3
  • Coastal Family Health Center, NCQA Level 2
  • CHC-Medford, NCQA Level 3
  • La Clinica (Phoenix, West Medford, Central Point), NCQA Level 3
  • Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center (Beaverton, Cornelius, Hillsboro, McMinnville), NCQA Level 3
  • Waterfall Clinic, NCQA Level 3
  • Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, NCQA Level 3
Key Elements of the
Patient-Centered Medical Home Model
Why the Model Works:
A Quick Video Review
It's Official:
Oregon's State Medical Home Program
  • Strong personal relationships and communication between patients and health care professionals.
  • Culturally competent care from teams of professionals, including case managers and behaviorists.
  • "Off hours" access to health care providers via phone, text and email.
  • Use of evidence-based medicine.

We've helped our clinics reach the highest levels of recognition as models of the medical home under the state of Oregon's official program.  Participating health centers must meet the state's standards for recognition.

In Their Own Words:
Watch these short videos to learn more about the model from patients and providers.

The patient-centered medical home model integrates mental health

into primary care services.


A team-based approach to care is central to the medical home model.


A culturally competent, trusting relationship between provider

and patient is key to the model's success.