Grace Medical Home currently provides primary and secondary medical care, on-site CLIA-waived labs and venipuncture, digital X-rays, health screenings, access to prescription medications, and mental health counseling for 2,300+ patients. It is the only privately funded medical home dedicated solely to the low-income, uninsured in its community, treating patients from newborn to age 65.
Grace Medical Home offers 18 on-site medical specialty services to patients and a large referral department. The referral deapartment secures care for other services not able to be performed in the clinic from more than 60 private practices that offer the services at no cost to the patients. Last year, the clinic had approximately 8,500 patient visits and is in the process of becoming certified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The heart of a medical home is a relationship with its patients. Grace Medical Home has minimum 30-minute patient visit times so patients have sufficient time to have their needs met.
Staffed by a small, paid clinical staff, the medical director is an AAFP member of more than 25 years. The other paid physician is also an AAFP member. In addition, it relies on hundreds of clinical volunteers to provide the highest quality patient care. The clinic enjoys strong support from its community, including the University of Central Florida (UCF). In fact, the UCF College of Medicine partners with Grace Medical Home to offer a student-run clinic twice a month at Grace. These medical school students bring their own attending physicians and follow their patients with repeat visits and comprehensive care management. We appreciate this relationship and the opportunity to help educate the next generation of physician-leaders about the needs of low-income, uninsured patients.
AAFP Member Volunteers
Dr. Sherry Brooks