Primary Care

A PCP is a provider who will arrange your healthcare needs.  Your PCP works with us, as needed, to make sure that you get the care you need. Your WVFH member ID card will have the name and phone number of the PCP you chose, or the PCP assigned to you if you did not choose one. 

You can have the same PCP for the whole family, or a different doctor for each family member.  West Virginia Family Health Plan (WVFH) will try to give you a PCP with an office no more than 30 minutes from your home.

A PCP can be any of these types of providers:

  • Pediatrician (a doctor who takes care of babies and children)
  • Family and general practitioner (a doctor who takes care of babies, children and adults)
  • Nurse practitioner or physician assistant (someone who works in a doctor’s office and treats you, within limits)
  • Internist (a doctor who specializes in internal medicine)

A PCP also can be a clinic such as a:

  • Health department
  • Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
  • Rural health clinic (RHC)

Need to find a Primary Care Provider?

You have the right to choose your PCP provider. You also have the right to change your PCP for any reason at any time. Read about how to choose a doctor and search our Provider Directory.