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If you select a primary care physician (PCP), he or she has an agreement with us to provide 24-hour call coverage. This means no matter when you call your PCP, someone will answer the phone and advise you of the proper action to take based on your condition. If an emergency arises, try to phone your PCP first. If he or she is unavailable, you can go directly to the nearest Doctor's Care or other urgent care provider. But if your condition is life- or limb-threatening, you should go directly to the nearest emergency room. As soon as possible, let your PCP know about any emergency care you have received.
This helps you receive your medical care on a more timely basis. When you call first, your doctor's staff will arrange for the most appropriate care — either an appointment or advice for an ailment. If you must cancel any appointments, please let your doctor's office know as soon as possible. Some physicians may charge for missed appointments and BlueChoice HealthPlan does not cover those charges.
Be prepared to ask your doctor questions and provide as much background about your health as you possibly can. On your first visit, bring all the medicines you currently take. Your doctor will need this information to assess your medical condition and monitor possible drug interactions.
Whenever you seek medical care, be sure to identify yourself as a BlueChoice HealthPlan member. When you arrive for your appointment, present your BlueChoice HealthPlan ID card to the office staff.
Take advantage of our Great Expectations®for health programs. We can help you stop smoking, control your diabetes or decrease your risk for heart disease. You'll learn to breathe easier with our asthma management program. Expectant moms count on our maternity program to provide information and support, which can help them deliver healthy babies. We even have a special program for women only. For more information, call our Health Management department at 855-838-5897.
BlueChoice HealthPlan strongly recommends you choose a primary care physician (PCP). This is a doctor who specializes in family medicine, internal medicine or pediatrics (for children and adolescents). These doctors are trained to diagnose and treat many illnesses and manage chronic conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and asthma. PCPs also provide preventive care, routine screenings and immunizations. Should you ever need a specialist or other type of doctor, your PCP can recommend one in your Blue Option network and coordinate your care with him or her. Always seek care from your PCP first, unless it's an emergency.