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Primary Care Provider

Your primary care provider is the doctor, nurse practitioner, or clinic you call when you need health care services, unless it is an emergency.

You must choose a primary care provider that is with the Show Me Healthy Kids health plan. If they are not, you will need to contact your health plan and choose a new provider. If you do not choose a provider, the health plan will choose one for you.

If you or your child have a chronic illness, special needs, or if you are pregnant, your primary care provider may be a specialist. You can also choose a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) as your primary care provider. FQHCs provide primary care and other core services, such as health care, preventive (wellness), behavioral health, immunizations (shots), home nurse visits, and other services.

SMHK-HSH22289 - 06/30/2022