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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What should I do if I have an Urgent medical need?
What is an HMO?
What Insurance Plans do you accept?
What Hospitals are you affiliated with?
How do I see a Specialist?
How do I change my Primary Care Physician?
How does the referral process work?

 

What should I do if I have an Urgent medical need?
If you are expereincing a life-threatening emergency, immediately dial 9-1-1. If your urgent medical need is not life-threatening, call your primary care physician office directly to schedule a same-day appointment or to obtain urgent care information.

What is an HMO?
HMO stands for Health Management Organization. An HMO is a type of Managed Care Organization that provides a form of health insurance coverage from contracted participating physicians, hospitals and other providers. An HMO usually requires you to choose a Primary Care Physician who is contracted with the HMO. With this type of insurance model, a physician contracts with an HMO to receive more patients and in return agrees to provide services at a discount.

What Insurance Plans do you accept?
[Click here] for a complete listing of affiliated health insurance plans.

What Hospitals are you affiliated with?
1. Primary Care Associates Medical Group is affiliated with Tri-City Medical Center and Scripps Memorial Hospital-Encinitas. Please see PCAMG Provider Photo Directory for more information.

How do I see a Specialist?
Certain medical conditions may require you to see a Specialist. PCAMG has a large network of contracted specialists. Your primary care physician will make the necessary specialist recommendation and submit it to PCAMG for review.

How do I change my Primary Care Physician?
It is important to establish a strong, trustworthy and comfortable partnership with your primary care physician. If you feel the need to change your existing primary care physician, contact your health insurance member services department and they will assist you in making a PCP change. To view the PCAMG Provider Directory of available physicians, please [click here]

How does the Referral Process work?
PCAMG's Care Management Team is comprised of non-clinical staff, licensed nurses and Medical Directors. Together they make sure that recommendations from your provider are:

  • covered by your health plan
  • provided by a physician or in a facility that has been contracted and credentialed by PCAMG
  • medically appropriate