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Primary Care Services
Having a primary care provider is good for your health. A primary care provider gets to know you and the intricacies of your health. The knowledge and familiarity help personalize your care and save time that may have previously been spent explaining medical history, personal caveats and who you are.
Find out more about our primary care services:
Conditions and consultations
Primary care providers care for these common illnesses and conditions:
- Cold and flu
- Ear concerns
- High cholesterol
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Sinus concerns
In addition, primary care providers refer you to specialist care for more complex health needs.
Diagnosis and treatments
The experts offer:
Check Symptoms tool. Check Symptoms is a free online symptom evaluation tool available 24/7/365. It can give you peace of mind when symptoms start to worry you. Located within Mayo Clinic's patient portal, it allows you to answer targeted questions to evaluate your symptoms and receive a care recommendation. Learn how to use the Check Symptoms tool.
Chronic health management. If you have a chronic condition, your primary care provider helps manage it — checking in with you, managing prescriptions, ordering tests — to help improve your quality of life.
Vaccination management. Vaccination is one of the best ways to maintain good health and protect against infectious diseases. Vaccinations offer protection against serious diseases by stimulating the immune system to create antibodies against specific bacteria or viruses. Get vaccine guidance from Mayo Clinic. Refer to the adult or child and adolescent schedules for recommended vaccines based on age. Review the history of infectious disease outbreaks and vaccines timeline for information about significant disease outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics, and the impact of vaccines and research.
Use your patient portal account to self-schedule a COVID-19 or influenza vaccination or call your local clinic.
Wellness management. Meeting with your primary care provider for annual checkups and routine medical appointments is important. Your primary care provider will order preventive screenings and help you navigate your healthcare journey.
Primary Care specialists
Primary care providers are part of an expert team that can meet your exact needs. These teams commonly include physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, patient access staff and patient care associates.
Primary Care includes these specialties:
To learn about our healthcare professionals, browse the directory of providers, making sure to select your preferred location.
Referrals are not required. Call the appointment number of your preferred primary care location to learn more.
What should I bring for my first appointment?
For your first appointment, bring your current prescription information or medical records from non-Mayo Clinic Health System facilities. Complete a medical records release form to authorize the transfer of health records from another healthcare facility to us. Visit our Medical Record Forms page for this form and other forms in multiple languages.
What are my payment options, and do you offer financial assistance?
Visit the billing page of your preferred location for information on insurance, billing and payments.
We serve patients in difficult financial circumstances and offer financial assistance to those who have an established need to receive medically necessary services. Learn more about financial assistance options.
Can you provide a second opinion?
Yes — call the appointment number at your preferred primary care location. See What should I bring to my first appointment? for tips on how to prepare.
Do you have an after-hours number in case of emergency?
Always call 911 in case of emergency. For after-hours help with other issues, review our convenient care options.
Check symptoms to reduce worry
Check Symptoms is a free online symptom evaluation tool available 24/7/365. It can give you peace of mind when symptoms start to worry you. Located within Mayo Clinic's patient portal, it allows you to answer a series of targeted questions to evaluate your symptoms and receive a care recommendation.
Disease prevention is crucial to your health. Getting vaccinated is one of the best ways to maintain good health, and protect you and those you care about against infectious diseases. Vaccinations offer protection against serious diseases by stimulating the immune system to create antibodies against certain bacteria or viruses.
Get vaccine guidance from Mayo Clinic, including benefits, safety, side effects and what to know about recommended vaccines for babies, children, teens, adults and during pregnancy. For recommended vaccines based on age, refer to the adult or child and adolescent schedules.
Review the history of infectious disease outbreaks and vaccines timeline for information about major disease outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics, and the impact of vaccines and research.