Project Information

Eliminating Barriers to Care: Integrating Specialty Care in the Pediatric Medical Home

Project Description: Starting three years ago, the UF Health Physicians pediatric practices piloted a new project to bring pediatric subspecialty care into the pediatric medical home. Starting with our first clinical site, a subspecialty practice (pediatric ophthalmology) was incorporated into a pediatric primary care clinic creating a Pediatric Primary-Specialty Care Interface. Due to early success, pediatric dermatology and allergy has been incorporated into additional UF Health Pediatric practices. Patients can be scheduled through the pediatric subspecialty division (traditional model) but also by direct scheduling within the patients primary care clinic.

QPI: Rebeccah, Mercado, (

Collaborators: Mori, Stern, (; Whitney, Spellicy, (; Maria, Kelly, (

Advisors: Maria, Kelly, (

UF Health Big Aims: Enhance the Patient Experience None

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