MEDICAL HOME RESOURCES
What is the role of pediatricians, family physicians, and other allied health care professionals in the LA EHDI process?
The primary health care professional works in partnership with parents in a medical home, which is not a building but an approach that is family centered, continuous, culturally sensitive, compassionate, and coordinated.
Medical Home: Primary Care Physician
- monitors general health and well-being
- ensures audiological assessments for infants who do not pass hearing screenings
- refers for medical specialty evaluations and coordinate with other specialists
- reviews medical history for risk factors that require monitoring for late-onset or progressive hearing loss and ensure that an audiological evaluation is completed at least once by 24 or 30 months of age
- conducts regular surveillance of developmental milestones, auditory skills, parental concerns, and middle ear status consistent with the AAP pediatric periodicity schedule
Medical Home: Parents
- access available resources to make informed choices for their child and family
- participate in scheduled appointments with physicians, audiologists and other professionals
- love, nurture, and communicate with their child
*Roles developed by JCIH, 2007 Position Statement