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Choose a Doctor

When you start with your plan, one of the first steps you’ll take is to find a doctor you trust – that’s in your network. You’ll rely on this doctor to get to know you and guide your care – from checkups to treating illnesses – so take the time to find the right choice for you.

Here are some things to think about as you’re choosing a doctor. And be sure to sign up on a new window), so you can find care providers that are right for you and in your network.

Know your network

With almost every plan, you’ll pay less if you choose doctors, clinics and hospitals in your network. It’s easy to check who’s in the network by using the provider directory on a new window). Check to be sure your providers are in your network before you make appointments – it’s a good way to get the care you need without paying more. 

Primary Care Provider

A “primary care provider” (PCP) is your main doctor who will have an in-depth knowledge of your health, coordinate your care and be your point of contact for referrals if you need to see specialists. Some plans require that you designate a PCP, but even if yours doesn’t, it’s always a good idea to have a PCP to help guide you on the best path of care. Find a network PCP using the provider directory on a new window)

Locate a convenient clinic

Using the provider search tool on a new window), you can get a list of the clinics and locations close to your home or work, so you can find one that’s convenient. Along with the locations, you’ll be able to see the cost and quality ratings for each clinic to help you decide which one will work best for you.

Go mobile

When you’re on the go, the Health4Me app makes it simple to get mobile access to search for network providers, find a doctor, talk to a 24-hour nurse, estimate the cost of common procedures, get a digital health plan ID card and more. Download the app through the Apple® App Store® or Google Play™ store for Android® devices. Learn More

Helpful checklists

Make the most of your doctor visits. Download helpful checklists to help you manage your appointment – before, during and afterward. View Checklists

What's your next step?

Watch our “Health Insurance Made Clear” video series to learn what to do after you’ve started with your plan.

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