Choosing a Primary Care Provider (PCP) and a health plan
You choose a PCP in your health plan. Your PCP is the doctor or clinic who gives you most of your regular health care. Your PCP gets to know you and your health care needs. The PCP gives you most of your care, keeps your records, and sends you to specialists when you need them. You will also get free preventive care, like checkups and education, to help keep you well.
You choose a health plan for each family member who has Medical Assistance (Medicaid). A health plan is a group of doctors, nurses and others who work together to provide health care. All plans offer the same basic medical and behavioral health services. The plans also offer extra benefits and services such as wellness programs and rewards for going to maternity visits.
- To learn about choosing a PCP, go to Tips for choosing a primary care provider (PCP).
- To learn about choosing a health plan, go to Tips for choosing a health plan.