Primary care for children with special health needs
The Thomas H. Pinkstaff Medical Home Clinic (previously known as the Medical Home for Coordinated Pediatrics) provides primary medical care for:
- Children in foster care
- Children with special health care needs
The clinic is a joint venture of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, the Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs, and the UK College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics. In 2009 it was renamed in honor of Thomas H. Pinkstaff, MD, the clinic's first medical director.
Our mission is to work with children and families to ensure that the child receives high-quality, comprehensive, coordinated, compassionate health care. Our physicians and staff work together with families to identify and access all the medical and nonmedical services needed to help the child and family achieve maximum potential.
The clinic staff addresses each child's needs, makes appropriate referrals and coordinates follow-up care. The clinic, coupled with the nine commission nurses stationed in the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) offices across the state, provides a level of medical expertise that has been desperately needed.
Medical information for children who visit the center is entered into the Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CCSHCN) database, which can be accessed by its staff statewide, and follows the children no matter where they go, improving the consistency of care the children receive. This continuity gives the children a medical home.
Request an appointment online or call 859-252-3270
Monday-Friday8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thomas H. Pinkstaff Medical Home Clinic333 Waller AvenueSuite 300Lexington KY 40504
Best Buddies International
Non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with mental retardation by providing opportunities for socialization and employment.
The Ability to Share (Ability Online Support Network)
This organization is putting children and adolescents with special needs in touch with the world. www.ablelink.org/public/default.htm
Federation for Children with Special Needs www.fcsn.org
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