Primary care providers (PCP) are important for continuity of care. Having a PCP is beneficial because they are familiar with your medical history, unlike providers you may only see once. PCPs can also direct you to the right specialists based on your needs and recommend preventive screenings and lab testing to keep you healthy.
In recent years, the number of people with a PCP has been steadily declining; one in four people in America do not have a PCP. With our new expansion of services, Mira can set you up with a virtual provider, so you don’t even have to go into the doctor’s office. Mira can also help you obtain discounted prescriptions, low-cost lab testing, and access to affordable urgent care visits. Check out our virtual care options today!
Do You Need a PCP?
Primary care providers (PCPs) are usually doctors, sometimes called primary care physicians, who are generalists trained to address your day-to-day health concerns. You may think a PCP is not necessary; having a primary care provider is essential to manage your health on a long-term basis.
Alexis Bryan MPH, is a recent graduate of Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. She is passionate about increasing access to care to improve health outcomes. Outside of work, she loves to travel, read, and pay too much attention to her plants.