Oak Street Health

Primary Care Physicians Near Me

Looking for a new primary care physician in your neighborhood? Our primary care providers are accepting new patients at a clinic near you. As your PCP, our doctors and nurses spend time listening to your needs so they can put together a comprehensive medical plan tailored specifically to you.

Become a patient.

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Find a doctor

What is a primary care physician and how do I choose one?

Choosing a new primary care physician can be a complex decision with a number of options to choose from. Learn more about the types of primary care providers (PCPs) and how to choose the right physician for your health needs. 

Our approach isn’t one-size-fits-all. We spend more time with our patients than other primary care physicians would to ensure you get the care you need.

Our patient relations managers help guide you through the insurance process and ensure you get the most out of your insurance benefits.

Call us with questions for your doctor, to arrange prescription refills or to book your next appointment.

Common questions

  • What hospitals do you work with?

    We work with any area hospitals that accept your insurance.

  • What if I’m not sure I want to change doctors right now?

    You're welcome to visit before you decide if Oak Street Health is right for you. Call (888) 812-1183 to learn more.

  • Who can become an Oak Street Health patient?

    Our doctors specialize caring for anyone with Medicare, including Original Medicare Part B, select Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement or Medigap plans and Medicare-Medicaid Plans.

  • How do I or a family member become an Oak Street Health patient?

    Call (888) 812-1183 to find a Medicare doctor near you and learn more about becoming a patient at Oak Street Health. You can also stop by your nearest center or fill out a become a patient form, and we'll be in touch.

  • What insurance does Oak Street Health accept?

    We accept all forms of Medicare, including Original Medicare Part B, select Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement or Medigap plans and Medicare-Medicaid Plans. Call us at (888) 812-1183 to see if we accept your specific insurance.

  • What will Oak Street Health cost me?

    Your costs will not change because you become an Oak Street Health patient.

  • Can I keep my specialist?

    We work with specialists in your insurance network. Our team of referral coordinators can help you navigate these networks to connect you with the best specialist for your needs.

What is a primary care physician and how do I choose one?

A primary care provider (PCP) is your main healthcare provider in non-emergency situations. Your primary care physician is who you visit for things like routine check-ups, mild aches and pains, or chronic disease. Your PCPs are involved in your care for a long time, so it is important to find a doctor or nurse you like and trust.

How to choose a primary care physician

There are a variety of primary care providers who practice primary care. These providers often work together and make up your primary care team.” They can include family practitioners, pediatricians, geriatricians, internists, gynecologists, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, etc.

After selecting which type of provider is right for your needs, a good place to start is recommendations from friends and family. If those aren’t available, your health insurance plan might be able to help select a doctor who is right for you and covered in your network. Also be sure to consider the following:

  • Does the primary care doctor accept my insurance?

  • Is this primary care physician near me?

  • Do the office hours work with my schedule?

  • Do they offer other services such as onsite lab, pharmacy, or podiatry that make it easier for me?

  • Is the staff easy to get in touch with?

  • Do I get along with this provider? Can we work together on a plan for my health?

Getting the right PCP for your needs before urgent medical issues pop up will save you time, money, and stress in the long run.

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