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How to choose a primary care provider (PCP) at MIT Medical

How to choose your Primary Care Provider
I am:

A student enrolled in the MIT Student Health Insurance Plan (MIT SHIP)

Call MIT Medical at 617-258-9355, press 4 to reach Primary Care, and tell us the name of the PCP you want to select.

You are not required to choose a PC, but an MIT Medical PCP can help to coordinate the care you receive at MIT Medical and elsewhere.

A student on a different insurance plan

Call MIT Medical at 617-258-9355, press 4 to reach Primary Care, and tell us the name of the PCP you want to select. 

Even if you already have a PCP outside of MIT, we encourage you to select a campus care provider. Your campus care provider can communicate with your off-campus PCP to coordinate your care.

Affiliated with MIT (postdoc, fellow, visiting faculty, etc.)

  • If you’re enrolled in MIT SHIP
    Call MIT Medical at 617-258-9355, press 4 to reach Primary Care, and tell us the name of the PCP you want to select.

    You are not required to choose a PCP, but an MIT Medical PCP can help to coordinate the care you receive at MIT Medical and elsewhere.

  • If you’re covered by a different insurance plan
    Call MIT Medical at 617-258-9355, press 4 to reach Primary Care, and tell us the name of the PCP you want to select.

    Even if you already have a PCP outside of MIT, we encourage you to select a campus care provider. Your campus care provider can communicate with your off-campus PCP to coordinate your care.

An MIT employee or family member covered by the MIT Traditional Health Plan or MIT Choice Plan

  • Online: Log in to the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts website, and click on “Account,” then click on “Doctors.” Next, click “Add/Change Primary Care,” and enter the name and identification number of the provider you have selected. The PCP’s identification number can be found in their directory profile.

  • By phone: Call Blue Cross Blue Shield at 1-800-821-1388 with the name and identification number of the PCP you would like to choose.

An employee or covered family member on the MIT High Deductible Health Plan

Call MIT Medical at 617-258-9355, press 4 to reach Primary Care, and tell us the name of the PCP you want to select.

You are not required to choose a PCP, but an MIT Medical PCP can help to coordinate the care you receive at MIT Medical and elsewhere.