Choose a Primary Care Provider & Have Annual Well-Visits

Your Primary Care Provider (PCP) is your main source of healthcare. This is the provider you go to when you are healthy and when you are sick. Your PCP will direct your care when you need to see other providers and will know you best.

Choose a Primary Care Provider

Some PCPs are part of a Patient or Person-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). In a PCMH, a team of providers works closely with you and your other providers to assist with every part of your healthcare.

list of provider types you can choose for your PCP
list of PCMH practices
find a provider to be your PCP

Have Annual Well-Visits

You have your annual physical when you are healthy so it’s called a “well-visit.” When you see your PCP each year for your physical exam, your provider will examine you and run tests and screenings to make sure you are healthy inside and out. Your PCP will also review your health history and your family history. During these visits, small problems can often be found and treated before they become big problems. When health issues are treated early, you can get better faster!

To help you make the most of your well-visit, here are some resources that will help you get the care you need and help you talk with your provider about any tests, treatments, or procedures you may need:

5 Questions to Ask Your Provider

Preventive Services

Preventive care is covered for all HUSKY Health members. For the service to be covered, your provider must participate in the HUSKY Health program. Here is a list of preventive services covered by HUSKY Health, when you should get them, and the provider to see for each service:

Listing of preventive services

Screenings and Immunizations

At each well-visit, your PCP will make sure you are up-to-date on all of your shots and that you have all of the screenings you need. Click the links below to learn what to expect for screenings and immunizations during your adult well-care visit:

Screenings for Men
Screenings for Women
Adult Immunizations

Babies and children should have a pediatrician or family practitioner for their PCP. Babies need to see their providers more often to make sure they are growing and developing mentally and physically. They also need vaccines, protective shots, early in life to protect them from dangerous diseases. Click the links below to learn what to expect at well-care visits for your kids including developmental milestones and immunizations:

Birth through 6 year Immunizations
7 through 18 year Immunizations
Birth to 21 Well-Visit Schedules

Things to Talk to Your PCP About

Get the most out of your annual well-visit! Talk with your PCP about any medical questions or concerns you have. By asking questions, you can improve your care and be an active member of your healthcare team.

Print out the HUSKY Health Care Checklist and bring it with you to your next well-visit. This will help you think of things to speak with your PCP about. You can also ask if the tests and screenings on the checklist are necessary for you to take, and if you need additional tests and screenings.

For more information on when to schedule a well-visit, click here.

HUSKY Health Care Checklists

These checklists are to help you stay on track with your healthcare. Download and print out one of the following and bring it with you to your next visit with your Primary Care Provider (PCP) or OB/GYN.

Care Checklist: Adults
Care Checklist: Adolescents (Age 10-19)

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