If you don’t have a PCP (primary care provider), it’s important to find one. Your PCP, or main doctor, gets to know you and your health. He or she can give you the best advice to help you stay healthy. Your PCP also refers you to specialists if needed.
You can use our search tool to find a PCP as well as a different type of doctor, or a hospital or other facility.
Step 2: Click on “Search for a doctor or hospital in your area.”
Step 3: To search for a specific doctor, type their name into the “Already have a doctor/clinic in mind?” box. As you type, possible matches will appear under the box. If you see the doctor you are looking for, you can click on their name. To see the full list of matches, click the yellow “SEARCH” button.
If you do not have a doctor in mind, you can search based on location. In the “Search in my network” box, choose the type of doctor or facility you are looking for under Service Type. For a PCP, choose “Primary Care.”
- For location, type in the zip code of your home (or work, or somewhere else you would travel from to a doctor’s appointment).
- Under “Distance,” enter the farthest you would travel to see your doctor.
- You can also see all doctors in your state by simply choosing a state.
Then click the yellow “SEARCH” button.
The results are sorted by distance but you can also sort by name. Just choose an option from the “Sort by” box under “Search Tools.”
Step 4: If you want to improve your search, you can use the right-hand menu to search doctors by specialty, language spoken, or gender.
To make sure that the doctor is accepting new patients, click the box on the right. Then click “Search” to refresh the list with only those doctors.
You can also do a location search based on your full address to know exactly how far a doctor is from your home or work. Type your address in the “My Address” section at the bottom of the right-hand menu.