Primary Care incorporates the departments of Internal Medicine and Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pediatrics. These providers will care for your primary health issues and can initiate appropriate referrals to our team of specialists.
Family Practice - Our Gilroy Family Practice Department provides comprehensive care for all members in all age groups. It is possible to select a family physician or a nurse practitioner who can provide care to all members of the family. Family physicians and nurse practitioners also provide most routine women's health and gynecological services such as pap smears. Several Family Physicians also provide prenatal care.
Internal Medicine - Our Gilroy Medical Center provides care for those members who are 18 years or older (excluding pregnancy-related care). Outpatient services are divided into adult primary care and adult subspecialty care.
Adult primary care is staffed by physicians trained in internal medicine. Most of your general medical needs can be met by these practitioners, and any necessary referral to a specialist is made by them. We encourage all adults to select a personal primary care physician or nurse practitioner who can get to know you and your medical history and care for your routine and urgent health care needs.
Obstetrics Gynecology - Our Gilroy facility provides routine gynecological and prenatal care. Women are encouraged to select a personal care practitioner in our Ob/Gyn Department in addition to a personal care practitioner in our Internal Medicine or Family Practice Department.
Pediatrics - Our Gilroy Pediatric Department provides comprehensive medical care, including routine preventive care, immunizations, and acute care services to children from birth to age 18.
Health Education - The Health Education Center is a resource for learning about you. As part of the Health Education Department, the Health Education Center is dedicated to keeping health plan members, employees and the community healthy. Discover a wide range of Health Education Services.
Specialty Departments - Your primary care physician will refer you to a specialist when he or she feels that you require specialty care. However, members do not need a referral for some specialty departments, such as Obstetrics/Gynecology, Psychiatry, or Chemical Dependency Services.
Adult subspecialty care located at the San Jose Medical Center includes cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, nephrology, oncology, pulmonology, and rheumatology. Your primary care practitioner can refer you for a consultation or procedure with one of our subspecialists, as needed.
Physicians who practice in internal medicine, family practice, obstetrics/gynecology, and pediatrics are considered personal physicians. Under the direction of our physician team, registered nurse practitioners are licensed to deliver a broad range of care. They can conduct health assessments, treat common health problems, and prescribe medication. They can also serve as your personal practitioner.