Primary Care Doctors Near Me Who Accept Medicaid

When you have Medicaid, the first step to finding a primary care doctor is to make sure they accept your insurance.

It can take some effort to find a great doctor, but it’s worth it—you want to partner with a healthcare provider who understands your needs, who is easy to make an appointment with, and who, of course, accepts Medicaid.

Understanding Medicaid

Medicaid is a government health insurance assistance program for low-income people and families. There is no open enrollment period for Medicaid, so you can apply at any time throughout the year.

Medicaid is sometimes confused with Medicare, which is an insurance program primarily for adults age 65 and older. It is possible to have both Medicare and Medicaid, if you qualify. In this case, Medicare is your primary coverage and Medicaid is your secondary coverage. Having this dual coverage generally will not cost you anything more, and these plans usually don’t have copays.

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What Does Medicaid Cover?

Medicaid coverage varies by state. Some of the benefits of Medicaid in Pennsylvania include:

  • Inpatient and outpatient hospital services
  • Physician services
  • Home health services
  • Prescription drugs
  • Physical therapy
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Hospice care

Understanding Medicare and Medicaid plans can be confusing. That’s why at Oak Street Health in Philadelphia, we have a team of patient relations managers who are experts in Medicare and Medicaid. They are a huge help when it comes to navigating any issues related to your insurance options, bills, and benefits.

What Clinics Take Medicaid Near Me?

Oak Street Health specializes in senior primary care. We have more than 100 locations across the country, including 10 centers in Philadelphia. If you choose to make an appointment with us, you don’t have to worry about whether the primary care doctors or other healthcare providers you see accept Medicaid—everyone here does. We also accept Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans.

Our 10 centers in the Philadelphia area that accept Medicare, include:

  • Aramingo
  • Cheltenham
  • Cobbs Creek
  • Fern Rock
  • Germantown
  • Parkside
  • Roosevelt
  • South Philly
  • Strawberry Mansion
  • University City

In addition to our Pennsylvania locations, Oak Street Health also has centers that accept Medicare in 17 other states.

Understanding Your Medicaid Benefits

Understanding everything that’s involved with Medicare and Medicaid plans can be confusing. That’s why at Oak Street Health in Philadelphia, we have a team of patient relations managers who are experts in Medicare and Medicaid. They are a huge help when it comes to navigating any issues related to your insurance options, bills, and benefits.

If you have questions about whether you have the right kind of healthcare coverage for your situation, they can refer you to local insurance agents who are experienced in the intricacies of plans for older adults.

Am I Eligible for Medicaid?

Medicaid eligibility is based on your income, and varies according to location and how many people are in your household. Many older adults qualify—in fact, Medicaid provides health coverage to 7.2 million seniors who are also enrolled in Medicare.

If you think you might be eligible, it’s worth applying to find out. In many cases, people who are receiving Medicaid benefits don’t have to pay anything for covered healthcare expenses. Get more information on applying for Medicaid in Pennsylvania here.

Make the Most of Your Medicaid Doctor Visit

Once you find a doctor who accepts Medicaid, schedule an appointment! Seeing your Oak Street Health primary care doctor when you aren’t sick might seem counterintuitive. But an annual wellness visit can help you stay your healthiest. It’s a chance for you and your provider to talk about preventing disease or catching it early, when treatment works best. Often, there’s not enough time to fully discuss these issues during other appointments.

Making an Initial Appointment

At your first appointment, your Oak Street Health primary care provider will assess your health risk. Topics covered may include:

  • Your personal and family health history
  • Medications you take
  • Your blood pressure
  • Discussion of any problems you’re having with daily activities
  • Signs of problems with memory or mental functioning

From there, you’ll receive personalized health advice and a plan moving forward. This might involve a referral to a specialist, screening tests, or a recommendation for a program to join.

Prioritizing Wellness

Remember, an annual wellness visit with a primary care doctor near you shouldn’t cost you anything with Medicaid, so there’s no reason not to schedule an appointment and put your well-being first. If you have any questions, fill out this form or give us a call at (888) 386-0845.