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Primary Care

We offer preventive care, treatment for sick patients, and care for patients with chronic health conditions. 

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What is primary care?

Primary care services include a wide range of health care related to wellness, disease prevention, and treatment of common and chronic conditions. Primary care is an integral part of overall health and wellness. Our primary care providers (PCPs) care for patients of all ages, including children. They partner with you and your family to deliver holistic, compassionate care at each stage in your journey.

What is a primary care provider?

A primary care provider (PCP) is your trusted health care provider who partners with you on all aspects of your care. PCPs include doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. They foster long-term relationships with patients and can address a variety of health concerns. If you need care for a more complex condition, our PCPs can refer you to best-in-class Mass General Brigham specialists. 

Why is primary care important?

Getting regular primary care services and routine screenings can help prevent serious health problems. They can help you catch conditions early, when you may have more treatment options. If you’ve delayed care during the pandemic, contact your PCP to keep your health on track.

Your PCP can help you:

  • Stay on track with routine care and screenings. Physical exams, vaccinations, cancer screenings, and other regular checkups allow your PCP to assess your overall health and wellness. They can listen to your concerns and address any questions you may have about your family health history or recent changes in your health.
  • Get treatment for a new illness or health condition. Our PCPs care for a wide range of conditions, including COVID-19, the flu, allergies, musculoskeletal injuries, mental health conditions, skin rashes, and more.  
  • Manage chronic health conditions. Your PCP can help you manage chronic health conditions, like diabetes or asthma. They can prescribe prescriptions, order routine blood work, and answer questions related to your condition.
  • Coordinate care with specialists. Our PCPs work together with specialists to help you achieve the best health outcome
  • Make health decisions. By knowing you over time, your PCP can provide guidance when you are making choices about treatment options to manage your health conditions.

Our PCP network

We have more than 1,300 PCPs in our network. Many are currently accepting new patients. Some providers with near-term availability can see new patients within 30 days.

Also of interest

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    We offer convenient ways to communicate with your health care provider over the phone or through video. 

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    We offer a novel approach that balances expert health care with the familiar surroundings of home. 

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    A convenient option to treat minor illnesses and injuries that do not require patients to be seen at a hospital emergency department.