Choosing a doctor is important. If you don't choose, a doctor will be chosen for you, and it may not be one you want.
The doctor you choose will be called your primary care practitioner, or PCP. You will call your PCP's office to schedule checkups, when you are sick or when you need medical care. Your PCP will get to know you and your health care needs.
If you have special health care needs, and most of your doctor visits are to a medical specialist, you may be able to choose that doctor as your PCP.
The specialist has to be part of the health plan you choose and agree to act as your PCP. The health plan also has to agree to the choice. To find out if your specialist can be your PCP, talk to the health plan you would like to choose. You can find the health plan phone numbers under Contacts.
If you like the doctor you see now, go to Find a doctor to see if you can choose that doctor.
If you want to find a new doctor, here's what you can do:
The quickest and easiest ways to enroll are online and by phone.
If you have questions, call 1-800-440-3989.