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Q: What health insurance plans does

PMGSJ cover?

Our doctors accept most health insurance plans, including HMOs, PPOs, Medi-Cal, Medicare Advantage and Covered California. Visit for a complete list of health

insurance plans.


Q: Are you accepting new patients?

Yes! Most of our doctors are accepting new patients. Please visit our Provider Directory on our website at to confirm.


Q: Since it is Medicare Open Enrollment,

is there anything special we should do?

Medicare Annual Enrollment Period is here and ends on December 7. We know understanding Medicare options can be confusing and overwhelming. We offer a free resource through our insurance broker relationships where you can:

•  Compare and enroll in Medicare plans including Medicare Advantage, Supplement and Prescription Drug plans.

•  Stay informed about Medicare and network changes that may affect your access to healthcare services.

You can become a member of PMGSJ in three simple steps:

1) Choose your benefits and health plan

2) Choose Physicians Medical Group of San Jose as your medical group

3) Choose your Physicians Medical Group of San Jose doctor (visit to view the names of PMGSJ doctors in your area – Provider Directory).

Q: What should I consider when choosing a Primary Care Physician (PCP)?

Selecting a doctor for you and your family is an important aspect of keeping healthy. Regardless of the type of insurance that you have, you may want to consider the following when choosing a physician:


1) Choose a doctor who is interested in knowing not only about your current medical needs but also your health history and the medical history of your family.

2) Your doctor will need complete and honest information from you to help you. Choose a doctor that you are comfortable with and that you have confidence in.

3) Look for a doctor who is willing to take the time to explain tests, procedures, treatments and implications of your illness to you.

4) Choose a doctor who will answer your questions in a language you can understand.

5) You may want to consider the doctor’s medical training including subspecialties, special training or areas of interest.


If you have an HMO plan and would like to change your doctor, you must call your Health Plan Member Services Department for assistance. This phone number is typically located on the back of your insurance membership card.


Note: Each member of your family can select a different PCP. For example, you may choose a Pediatrician for your child as his or her PCP, and an adult may choose his or her PCP with Family Practice or Internal Medicine.

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