Find a Doctor

Most people are getting the same Medicaid services in a new way – through health plans. A health plan is a group of doctors, hospitals and other health care providers. They work together to give you the health care you need. This includes physical health, behavioral health and prescriptions. Health plans provide added services like programs to help you quit smoking.

Health plans have a provider network (group). In most cases, you must get care from a provider in your health plan’s provider network, such as a primary care provider (PCP). A PCP is a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. They care for your health, coordinate your needs and refer you to specialists when you need them.

To find a doctor, you can use the NC Medicaid Provider and Health Plan Lookup Tool to find a primary care provider (PCP). Our provider search can help you find the best PCP for you and your family.

To search for a provider, go to Find a provider.

You can also read Tips for choosing a primary care provider (PCP).

Dental services are not offered through health plans, but you can still get them. For more information on how to find a dentist go here.

To learn more about NC Medicaid Managed Care, go to the NC Medicaid Managed Care website.


NC Medicaid Contact Center
Phone: 888-245-0179

Local Division of Social Services Directory