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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 with Provider Finder and schedule a wellness exam.
The benefits of having a PCP include:
Once you've scheduled an annual wellness exam with your PCP, you may be wondering how your wellness exam will go.
During your exam, your PCP will likely:
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:
TRS-ActiveCare Primary and TRS-ActiveCare Primary+ plans require a PCP.
Think of your PCP as the team captain for your medical care. If you do need a specialist referral, they’ll arrange this for you while continuing to manage your overall care. You should go to them first any time a non-emergency medical problem arises.
If you have TRS-ActiveCare Primary or TRS-ActiveCare Primary+, yes, you do need a referral to see a specialist.
But it's not as complicated as you may think! Here's what you should know about referrals:
Yes! We have a web page all about referrals. We've also created two helpful fliers you can download to navigate referral requests:
If you have any questions about the referral process, you can connect with a Personal Health Guide 24/7 at 1-866-355-5999 or chat through the BCBSTX App. They can also help you find an in-network provider, navigate claims and more.