Home Clinics FAQ
Key Primary Care Concepts
A Home Clinic is a patient-centred primary care clinic, registered with Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living (MHSAL), that serves as a patient's home base within the health-care system. Home Clinics are primary care clinics that provide patients with timely access to care, coordinate their health care within the health-care system and manage their health-care records. Having a home base helps support comprehensive and continuous care throughout a patients' life.
A Home Clinic provides its patients comprehensive, continuous and coordinated care, thereby improving their patients' health outcomes. Ensuring Manitobans have a Home Clinic, which serves as the home base for the majority of their primary care needs, is a key step towards achieving a longer term vision of a robust, equitable and accessible primary care system. Home Clinics are also considered vital to ensure long-term sustainability of the system.
Refer to the Primary Care website for more information regarding the Home Clinic model.
Patients are enrolled with the Home Clinic. Within the Home Clinic each enrolled patient is associated with a Most Responsible Provider (MRP).
The MRP is a family physician or nurse practitioner, who has the lead role and medico-legal responsibility for overseeing the patient’s care. The MRP provides ongoing, comprehensive primary care, including ongoing coordination with other health-care providers, monitoring and management of patient condition(s) and patient care plan(s) and ongoing communication with the patient regarding their care.
The relationships between enrolled patients, their Home Clinic and their MRP ensure that Manitobans receive care and support where their health and medical needs and history are known.
The MRP supports the whole patient, not just their illness, and they will focus on wellness, not just treatment. They emphasize health promotion, chronic disease prevention and risk reduction, early detection of health problems, self-care, and evidence-informed chronic disease management, including mental illness. The MRP develops patient-centred strategies to ensure patients can make informed choices and are partners in care planning and management.
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