Benton Pediatrics is your child’s Medical Home

We are happy to inform you that Benton Pediatrics has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient Centered Medical Home. At Benton Pediatrics, we have always delivered comprehensive team healthcare and will continue our dedication to providing state of the art care. 

What is a Medical Home?

A Medical Home is a team-based approach to healthcare. Together, we will continue to work to coordinate the services your child needs and to provide the best healthcare possible for your child.

What are the changes I can anticipate?

Team Based Care           

You will still be able (and encouraged!) to choose your child’s Primary Care Provider (PCP).  Your child will continue to have access to our team of other PCPs, nurses, and support staff at Benton Pediatrics as we work to provide all of your child’s healthcare needs.  

All of your child’s care is in an electronic health record, you are able to access your health information through a patient portal.

 Healthcare Access:

  • As always, our clinicians will see your child on the very day he/she has an urgent healthcare need, if you call before noon. You will simply call the office at (352) 376-4542 during working hours to schedule a same-day appointment with us. 
  • Routine and follow-up care will be provided in a timely manner and can be arranged by calling our team directly.
  • We will be monitoring your child’s medical needs and will proactively contact you to schedule follow-up appointments at a convenient time for you.
  • Your Medical Home Team here at Benton Pediatrics will continue to help coordinate your follow-up and specialty appointments.

Improved Communication and Access to Information:

  • You can communicate with a staff member of Benton Pediatrics anytime during normal working hours by calling (352) 376-4542.
  • Our website is available at BentonPediatrics.com, it is designed to help you gain access to your child’s healthcare needs via the patient portal.

How will I contact my Medical Home Team at Benton Pediatrics?

  • You can contact us directly to arrange an appointment or for clinical advice by calling (352) 376-4542  Monday-Friday (except holidays) between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
  • Outside of normal clinic hours, you may call our office on Saturday mornings from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, and your child can be seen by either our office or that of our call partners.
  • Pediatric After Hours (PAH) is a non-ER option run by UF Health Shands Hospital and the UF College of Medicine for all pediatric patients who need care after regular hours. PAH is staffed by our own clinicians,and our office will monitor/follow-up with you regarding visits or calls placed to PAH. You must schedule an appointment to be seen at PAH. Call (352) 265-0724 to make an appointment for your child to be seen. Hours and location can be found here:UF Health PAH. 
  • Please continue to call 911 for all emergencies.

How do I learn more about a “Medical Home”?

We welcome questions!

Please ask any of our clinicians about the Medical Home Model at your next appointment for your child’s healthcare needs.

We are confident that you will continue to be pleased with the Medical Home Model of Care. If you have any questions, please feel free to let us know at your next visit, by calling us, or email through our portal.