Primary Care / Medical Home
Children's Medical Services (CMS) believes that every child should have a medical home. Children with special health care needs specifically need to have a primary care physician who provides routine well child services, childhood immunizations, and referrals to needed specialty care providers. CMS recognizes the family as the child's primary caregiver and encourages parents to take an active role in their child's health care decisions.
CMS provides a coordinated system of comprehensive, high quality health care to CMS enrolled children with special needs. Through CMS, physicians have access to nurses and social workers who provide care coordination services to those families who need assistance in obtaining the care that their child needs. Care coordinators work with the child's physicians and family to schedule and follow-up on needed care, to identify potential state and community resources for this special population of children, and to provide the family with educational resources specific to their child's condition.
To join this dynamic and highly qualified statewide network of primary care and subspecialty physicians, log on to the CMS Provider Management System and submit your application. Serving Florida's most vulnerable population is both professionally challenging and personally gratifying.