Open enrollment in Utah’s Primary Care Network, or PCN, begins today for the first time since May of 2013. Kolbi Young of the Utah Department of Health says there are about 73,000 Utahns who are eligible for this type of care.
“The Primary Care Network program has been around for years and it’s a program that essentially covers a portion of the population that’s not typically eligible for Medicaid with very primary preventive services,” says Young.
She says PCN is for uninsured adults with incomes at or below 100 percent of the Federal poverty level. She says benefits include physician visits, immunizations, eye exams, four prescriptions per month, emergency room visits and general preventive services.
“So this program specifically covers adults, but if they apply for their whole family, their children will also be assessed see if they’re eligible for the CHIP," says Young, "the Children’s Health Insurance Program or potentially Medicaid.”
Young says PCN will stay open until further notice. Applications are available online at health.utah.gov/pcn or on the hotline at 1-888-222-2542.