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Home Clinics

Primary care in Manitoba has made significant progress in recent years. Manitoba is building on the many successful initiatives and efforts, and moving forward. The Province of Manitoba is supporting Manitobans in a number of ways, including the development or enhancement of Home Clinics and My Health Teams.

Home Clinics and My Health Teams work together to provide a health care home base and a health care neighbourhood/network for Manitobans. Together with other initiatives the Province has been developing, Home Clinics and My Health Teams help to ensure reliable access, coordination and continuity of care for patients with an emphasis on patient-centered care.

The IOM (Institute of Medicine) defines patient-centred care as: “Providing care that is respectful of, and responsive to, individual patient preferences, needs and values, and ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions.”

Shared Health recognizes that primary care is a foundational piece of the health-care system and that supporting primary care providers to deliver comprehensive primary care will strengthen the system and lead to better patient outcomes. The Home Clinic model is being introduced to help support both primary-care providers and their patients.  

A Home Clinic is a patient centered primary care clinic 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 patient’s life. 

Home Clinics enhance patient care by giving you, their primary health-care provider, access to all resources and information to coordinate patient care more efficiently and effectively while recognizing the added responsibility that you are taking on as their key provider. 

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