What is a Primary Doctor or PCP?

Your Primary Doctor (also known as a “Primary Care Doctor”, “Primary Care Physician”, or “PCP”) is a doctor who is trained to give you basic health care. This will be the first doctor you see for most of your health needs, and to make sure you stay healthy.


If you do not choose a PCP when you sign up for your plan or program, Healthfirst will pick one for you. You are allowed to choose a different PCP at any time – just call us to make the change.


You can choose a different PCP for every member of your family that is covered by Healthfirst, or you can choose one PCP to take care of your whole family.