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Want to get and stay healthy while saving money? Having a PCP can help. With a PCP, you’ll have somebody in your corner ensuring you get the care you need. If you don’t already have a relationship with a PCP, find one today and schedule a wellness exam.
A PCP plays an essential role in helping you improve your health and lower your out-of-pocket costs. Annual wellness exams are 100% covered by your health plan. You can lower your out-of-pocket costs by keeping up with routine exams, screenings, and immunizations. Please review Your Primary Care Provider and You: Working Together to Keep You Healthy for key information.
The benefits of having a PCP include:
TRS-ActiveCare Primary and TRS-ActiveCare Primary+ plans require a PCP. A PCP is also required if you need a referral to a specialist. This helps your PCP keep track of your treatment plans and make sure they’re easy to manage. You can change your PCP anytime by calling a Personal Health Guide at 1-866-355-5999.
TRS-ActiveCare 2 and TRS-ActiveCare HD participants are encouraged to choose a PCP. You can find one on Provider Finder®.
It’s essential to get recommended care and make good lifestyle choices for better overall health and to stay well. Review this list to see if you’re up to date on your screenings, immunizations and recommendations.
It can be overwhelming when you go to your PCP for your wellness exam. Preparing questions ahead of time can help you get the answers you need.
Some questions you may want to ask your PCP include:
Now that you've made your wellness exam appointment and thought of questions to ask your PCP, you may be wondering how your wellness exam will go.
During your exam, your PCP will likely:
You can download and refer to the Your Primary Care Provider and You: Working Together to Keep You Healthy flier. You can also connect with a Personal Health Guide, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 1-866-355-5999 or through the BCBSTX App, available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.