Health Services

Primary Care

Primary care is a health service you get from a primary care provider or primary care manager (or PCM) during a doctor’s visit. Some of these services include:

• Routine care, like an annual physical exam or well child visits
• Medical treatment for non-emergency or non-urgent care
• Follow-up care if you have ongoing medical problems
• Preventive health care, like immunizations or the ordering of evidence-based screening tests or procedures to detect cancer
• Family planning
• Patient education and counseling on managing various conditions or improving overall health

Primary care also includes the ordering of medically necessary diagnostic laboratory and X-ray procedures and tests.  Primary care also includes the ordering and coordinating of specialty referrals.  Primary care is used to treat adults and children, including infants and newborns.

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