Your Primary Care Provider - Your Main Doctor

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What is a Primary Care Provider (PCP) and why is she or he so important?

  • A PCP is considered your main doctor. Your PCP takes care of most of your health care needs and gets to know you well.
  • You may think that you should not see your PCP until you are sick. That is not true.
    • Get to know your PCP even when you are well.
    • Seeing your PCP for checkups allows problems to be found early. If you need special care, your PCP will help.
  • Go for yearly checkups to stay healthy. Go to your PCP for checkups, tests and test results, shots and – of course – when you are ill.
    • You do not have to go to the emergency room unless you have something that is so serious that your life is in danger

If you need help finding a PCP you can search our Provider Online Directory or call Member Services (888) 483-0760.