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Note that only those office and ancillary/facility locations listed in this online directory are considered in-network, even though the provider may practice in different offices or even different counties. If you do not see the specific provider location listed in this online directory or if the provider refers you to another location, don’t assume that location is in-network. Be sure to verify network coverage before making your appointment or visiting. In addition, you should confirm that your physician has privileges at an in-network facility for hospital care.
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Note: This does not apply to Student or Mary Rutan Hospital Enrollees. Effective in 2014, we have changed the network of providers in all Ohio counties except Franklin. We now use the Ohio PPO Connect network. If you are unable to find a provider in your area, please contact OSU Health Plan at (614)292-4700 or (800)678-6269. It can take up to four months to add a new provider. There is no guarantee that we will be successful in contracting a given provider. You will be notified of the outcome of your request.
Use this online directory to search for in-network providers. It is our intention to make this directory as current as possible by updating it regularly. However it is a good idea to always check with the provider to confirm network participation.
What is a PCP?
PCP stands for Primary Care Physician. A doctor who is trained to provide a basic, comprehensive, routine level of health care. These physicians are specifically trained to help patients maintain good health, to identify and effectively treat routine health problems, and to refer patients to the appropriate specialist if a more serious problem is identified. Learn more about PCP.
What is a specialist?
Providers whose practices are limited to treating a specific disease (e.g., oncologists who treat cancers), specific parts of the body (e.g., otolaryngologists who treat ear, nose and throat), or specific procedures (e.g., orthopedists who perform joint surgeries).
What is a Board Certified Provider?
Specialists are doctors who have chosen to focus their practice in one area of medicine. Specialists have advanced education, clinical training, and certification in a specific field.
A subspecialist is a doctor who is trained or certified as a specialist and then receives additional training in a specific area called a subspecialty. This training increases the doctor's depth of knowledge in that field of medicine.
A doctor becomes board certified by completing training in a specialty area and passing an examination. To be board certified, the doctor must:
- Complete the education required to get an MD (medical doctor) or DO (doctor of osteopathy) degree.
- Complete 3 to 7 years of training in a residency program in the specialty field.
- Pass a written test given by the specialty board. Many specialty boards also require doctors to pass an oral test.
- In most fields re-certification is required periodically.
Specialty boards certify that doctors have met certain standards. Certification is voluntary; not all specialists are certified. There are 24 specialty boards currently recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties and the American Medical Association.
- Adapted from WebMD.com
What is Urgent Care/Convenient Care?
Urgent care and convenient care are different than emergency medical services.
An urgent condition is not life threatening, but may cause serious medical problems if not promptly treated. Examples of conditions that require urgent care are injuries, fever, sudden onset of pain (abdominal pain, severe headache) and broken bones.
Convenient care clinics treat uncomplicated minor illnesses such as colds, strep throats and sinus infections. They also provide preventative health care services including immunizations and screenings.