UH Advanced Primary Care
University Hospitals is pleased to introduce a new, multidisciplinary model of primary care called Advanced Primary Care (APC).
Under this model, primary care providers collaborate with a team of UH health care professionals to manage all aspects of your health, including those related to your current and long-term physical, behavioral, functional and financial well-being. And, each member of your APC health care team is conveniently co-located with your primary care provider so the services you need are always close-at-hand.
Get Started on the Road to Optimum Health
Your first step is to schedule an appointment with an Advanced Primary Care provider. At your initial consultation, you and your provider will work together to identify your personal goals, current conditions and treatments and any potential barriers to care that may exist. Based on these details, you and your provider will develop a personalized plan to improve, maintain and manage your health.
Your plan will be shared with each member of your APC team so you are all working towards a common goal – your total health and well-being. Team members will then reach out to you to discuss your specific care management needs.
To keep you healthy and manage chronic disease using a patient-centered approach.
To ensure continuity of care with high-quality, personalized health care services.
To provide you with the tools, resources and education you need to stay healthy and safe at home.
The APC Health Care Team
Your personalized health care team will work together to ensure you achieve and maintain optimal health. Your team will include:
Because Advanced Primary Care is a patient-centered model, you will always be the first and most important member of your health care team.
- Primary Care Provider
A physician or a nurse practitioner who will work with you and other team members to manage all aspects of your health and refer you to specialists as needed.
A licensed, UH pharmacist will be available between doctor appointments to discuss:
- Your medications, why they are prescribed and how to take them correctly. He or she will also work with your primary care provider to adjust dosages as needed.
- Ways to help manage medication side effects and costs
- Your most recent blood sugar and/or blood pressure readings
- Nurse Case Manager
A registered nurse on your team will be available to meet with you on the phone or in-person to discuss your health care goals and how to best achieve them. He or she will check in on you between doctor visits to answer questions, problem-solve and schedule any necessary follow-up appointments.
- Behavioral Health Manager
A mental health professional will be available by phone or video connection to discuss any behavioral health concerns you may have, including anxiety and depression.
Your discussion may include:
- Your symptoms, history, and treatment and how to optimize your mental health
- Brief talk therapy and education to help with your symptoms
Your behavioral health manager will communicate with your primary care provider and other mental health specialists to develop a plan-of-care designed specifically for you.