Health Care Terms

Health care made easy

Get to know the confusing world of health care in a way that makes sense to you. A basic understanding of these words will make it easier for you to use your health plan:

  • Network refers to a group of doctors, specialists, urgent cares and hospitals your health insurance company has partnered with. 
  • Primary care provider (PCP) is the doctor you see first for common health concerns and continuing care. 
  • Specialist is a provider or doctor who has additional education and clinical training in a special area of medicine.