Primary care is the long-term relationship between a person and their clinician. The clinician provides care for most health needs, and coordinates additional healthcare services beyond the clinician’s area of expertise. Primary care is the provision of integrated, accessible healthcare services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients and practicing in the context of family and community.
The following are options for obtaining primary care services through Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital:
Sometimes, your annual Preventive Health Exam, Medicare Annual Wellness Visit, or Welcome to Medicare Visit can turn into a “Sick Visit." During your visit, your provider may need to treat a new medical issue or a chronic problem that has changed. If that occurs, this part of the visit is called a Sick Visit and may result in additional services being billed to your insurance.
In addition, coverage for certain screening tests (such as cancer and cardiovascular disease screening) and immunizations performed at your Annual Physical depends on your age and health insurance plan. Some tests and immunizations may not be covered at 100% and some may not be covered at all. In those cases you may be responsible for a co-insurance or deductible payment.