• Family health care, 
including diagnosis 
and treatment of major 
and minor illness
    Family health care, including diagnosis and treatment of major and minor illness
  • Family health care, 
including diagnosis 
and treatment of major 
and minor illness
    Family health care, including diagnosis and treatment of major and minor illness

About Us

Sun Life Family Health Center is a not-for-profit organization providing health care to Apache Junction, Casa Grande, Eloy, Coolidge, Florence, Maricopa, Oracle and San Manuel. 

Sun Life Family Health Center is Pinal county's largest provider of primary health care services. Governed by a Board of Directors representing the patients and communities served by the organization, Sun Life serves over 41,000 patients, 36% of whom are children. What makes us different is our unfailing concern for the well-being of our patients, and our willingness to provide the best possible experience for every person that walks through our doors.

Sun Life Family Health Center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

The Primary Care Medical Home Model

The Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) is a model for providing comprehensive primary care for children, youth, and adults. The PCMH model aids partnerships between individual patients, their personal physicians, and when appropriate, the patient's family. The PCMH will enable:

  • • Each patient to have an ongoing relationship with a Sun Life primary care provider (PCP) who provides continuous and comprehensive care
  • • A PCP directed team of Sun Life staff, who together, care for each patient
  • • Sun Life staff to take a whole-person approach to caring for patients
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  • Quality and safety are important in the medical home model. Below are some ideas how this is accomplished:
  • Sun Life staff advocate for their patients to achieve health outcomes through a compassionate partnership between physicians, patients, and the patient's family.

  • Evidence-based medicine and clinical support tools guide decision making (PCP's use the latest health care practices to treat patients).

  • Primary care providers in the practice encourage quality improvement by engaging in performance measurement and improvement (Patients receive calls/ letters reminding them to come in for specific care).

  • Patients actively participate in decision-making and feedback is sought to ensure patient expectations are being met (Patients complete surveys).

  • Information technology is utilized appropriately to support optimal care, performance measurement, patient education, and enhanced communication (Electronic Health Records).

Sun Life believes this model enhances positive outcomes. Through this model, working together with their health care team, patients are able to achieve their best quality of life. To learn more about this care model, visit www.jointcommission.org.

Annual Needs Assessment
Every three years, Sun Life Family Health Center conducts a community health needs assessment within our service area. The following links are the results of the 2012-13 needs assessment:
 
 
• Sun Life Family Health Center Community Health Needs Assessment ReportFebruary, 2013

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