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Our family doctors and advanced practitioners (which include physician assistants and nurse practitioners) provide checkups, physicals and screenings, as well as treatment of common illnesses and injuries.

We offer:

  • Same-day, evening and weekend appointments
  • Telephone support through our nurse triage line
  • Easy scheduling
  • Routine care and preventive care
  • Ongoing care for chronic health conditions

Have additional care needs? We can refer you to a specialist nearby.

And with plenty of lab, radiology and pharmacy services in your community, you don’t have to travel far to get all the care you need.

Have a health question? Call us first.

A nurse is always available at your Geisinger primary care provider’s office to answer questions and give medical advice — and that might help you avoid a costly (and unnecessary) trip to the ER. 

Not sure what to do? Call your doctor’s office and ask for a nurse.

Nurse triage lines should not be used in an emergency. Call 911 or head to your nearest ER for emergency care.
 

Preventive care, routine care and managing your health

We’re here to keep you healthy and feeling your best. From health screenings, vaccination reminders, blood sugar and cholesterol testing to exclusive programs, such as MyCode® and Geisinger at Home, we’re dedicated to making better health easier for all.

Geisinger 65 Forward

We’re introducing a new approach to primary care for those age 65+, created for you and your changing health needs. You deserve more time with your doctor and more access to wellness activities and personalized care in a relaxing environment.

Know where to go: When to choose the ER, urgent care or your doctor’s office

Making the right decisions about your health can be tricky, especially when you aren’t feeling well. And with so many options, it’s not always easy to know where to go for care. Geisinger has many levels of care to meet your needs, from immediate care to sick care to specialty care.

Frequently asked questions

What does a primary care physician do?

A primary care provider, or PCP, is the main caregiver who manages most of your health concerns. PCPs provide checkups and screenings, as well as treatment of common illnesses and injuries.

There are four types of primary care providers:

  • Pediatrician: These doctors care for children from newborns through young adults (up to age 18).
  • Family doctor: These doctors provide care for the whole family — children and adults.
  • Internal medicine doctor: These doctors care for adults and can help you manage chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, arthritis and heart disease.
  • Advanced practitioner: These include physician assistants and nurse practitioners who work closely with your doctor to diagnose, treat and manage your care.

What age patients do you see?

We see patients of all ages, from infants to older adults! We’re here to help you find the right primary care physician, including those who specialize in senior health or women’s health. We offer specialty care for chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and asthma. You can choose from internal medicine if you are an adult, pediatrics for your child or family medicine for anyone in your family. We’ll help you find additional or specialty care, if needed, with services often available right at your primary care doctor’s office.
What conditions do you treat?

Your primary care physician provides checkups and screenings, treatment of common illnesses and injuries, and help managing chronic conditions. If you need additional or specialized care, your provider can direct you to the right location and refer you to a specialist nearby.
Do I need an appointment or can I walk in?

Although our primary care clinics don’t take walk-in appointments, we do offer same- or next-day appointments when possible. We also offer evening and Saturday hours. For more immediate care or walk-in care, you can visit one of our 24 urgent care locations.
How to change doctors?

Whether you’re looking for a new primary care physician or would like to switch from your current Geisinger provider, changing doctors is easy! Click here to find a primary care provider near you or request an appointment by calling 800-275-6401. Current Geisinger patients can also book an appointment through myGeisinger.

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Primary care at Geisinger

Our family medicine specialists can provide care for you and your loved ones, from preventive care to treatment for illnesses and injuries to chronic care management.

We offer:

  • A lifelong partner for your health – Consider your family doctor your “home base.” We’re here for more than your annual checkup. We can help with chronic conditions and act as a trusted resource the whole family can turn to. The sooner you establish a relationship with your family doctor, the more information we have to work with — from a young age or over many generations.
  • Knowledge and experience – All of our family doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners are board certified, which means they have undergone rigorous national testing of their skills and are committed to continually learning and improving. Find a family medicine doctor near me.
  • Nationally recognized preventive care – Our medical home model has earned national recognition for its effectiveness. How does this help you? The people we care for enjoy better health and are hospitalized less often. With our focus on preventive health measures, our program is among the top 5 in the nation when it comes to achieving testing and screening goals.
  • A full spectrum of services – In addition to family care, many of our clinics also offer additional services such as cardiology and heart care, lab and imaging, medication therapy management, nephrology (kidney care), nutritional support, OBGYN services, rheumatology and more. And if you need specialized care, we can refer you to a specialist who’s right for you. Many of our sites also provide a nurse navigator. Your navigator not only coordinates your medical care but can also arrange services to help you stay in your home.
  • Appointment scheduling made easy – As a Geisinger patient, you can schedule an appointment online, check test results or message your primary care doctor's office using our patient portal, myGeisinger. You can also access myGeisinger on your smartphone using our MyChart app.
  • Convenient locations with same- or next-day appointments – We have clinics across Pennsylvania, so you can choose the one that’s best for you. Looking for a doctor that’s close to home? Need convenient appointments, including same-day, evening and weekend appointments? We’ve got you covered. Find a primary care location.