Primary Care

Putting Patients First

Primary care refers to the first level of contact that a person has with the healthcare system when they have a medical concern or need. Primary care providers (PCPs) are usually the first point of contact for patients and can provide a range of services including:

  • Conducting physical exams and screenings
  • Diagnosing and treating common illnesses and injuries
  • Managing chronic conditions
  • Providing preventive care and health education
  • Referring patients to specialists as needed

Primary care providers are family doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, internists, and pediatricians.

Having a primary care provider is beneficial because they can:

  • Help you manage your overall health and prevent potential health problems
  • Coordinate your care if you need to see specialists or other healthcare providers
  • Provide ongoing care for chronic conditions
  • Offer convenient access to healthcare services

If you have health insurance, it may cover some or all of the costs of primary care services. It’s a good idea to check with your insurance provider to understand what is covered and what costs you may be responsible for paying.