Prime access

Prime Access


Scheduling an appointment with a new healthcare provider can sometimes be difficult and require patients to wait weeks. Prime Access is about getting Ohio State Health Plan Member in to see a new healthcare provider more quickly. 

Timely appointments for the care you need

Prime Access allows Ohio State Health Plan members to schedule new healthcare provider appointments in a timely fashion, in most cases within two to three weeks. When you're looking for a new doctor, let Prime Access go to work for you.

In order to access an appointment held for Health Plan members when you're looking for a new provider, simply call one of the telephone numbers below and let the scheduler know that you are a member.

How long does it usually take to get in to see a new healthcare provider?

It typically takes four to six weeks to get in to see a healthcare provider as a new patient. We think that’s too long. And that's why we developed Prime Access for our Health Plan members.

We can’t always promise two to three weeks, but we’re doing everything we can to minimize Health Plan member wait times.

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Prime Access Participating Specialties at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Whether you need care for colds and flu, treatment of minor injuries, routine physical exams, health screenings or immunizations, continued care for chronic diseases like diabetes or heart disease, or referrals to specialized care, Ohio State primary care physicians can put you on the path to a healthier life.

For sick visits, same-day appointments are often available within a practice; a scheduler can help you secure that appointment as well.

Call Now: 614-293-5123

You will not need a referral to see a specialist

Expert orthopedic patient care starts at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. From common to complex disorders of the hand, wrist, hips, knees, foot, ankle elbow and shoulder, if you’re experiencing debilitating pain or limited function, we can help.

Call Now: 614-293-2663

You will not need a referral to see a specialist

Our multidisciplinary Sports Medicine team helps individuals get back to their favorite activities as quickly and as safely as possible by providing comprehensive care for all levels of athletes.

In addition to injury recovery, therapists, nutritionists and psychologists work in tandem with our doctors to optimize health.  

Our board certified clinical specialists offer sport-specific programs to improve physical performance and prevent future injuries for:

  • Golfers
  • Runners
  • Cyclists
  • Swimmers
  • Performing Artists

Call Now: 614-293-3600

You will not need a referral to see a specialist

Our experts evaluate surgical options for the treatment of diseases related to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and the organs related to digestion—esophagus, liver, pancreas, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon), and biliary tract. This includes treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease and gallbladder disease, bariatric surgery, hernia repairs, and benign diseases and disorders of the colon and rectum.

Call Now: 614-293-3230

Referrals may be required depending on the specialty and procedure

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s ear, nose and throat (ENT) team offers the most advanced and comprehensive ENT care in the region. Our ENT experts treat a range of ear, nose and throat conditions, including:

  • Chronic cough, ear infections and tonsillitis
  • Head and neck infections and tumors
  • Hearing loss and ringing in ears
  • Facial trauma
  • Nasal obstructions
  • Sinusitus
  • Sleep apnea and snoring
  • Smell and taste disorders
  • Voice and swallowing disorders

The ENT program at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is ranked #3 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Call Now: 614-366-3687

You will not need a referral to see a specialist

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center's Division of Sinus and Allergy physicians have specialized fellowship training in the medical and surgical treatment of a broad range of diseases and disorders affecting the nose and sinuses. Our team will help you develop a plan that minimizes or eliminates your most bothersome symptoms, offering advanced treatment options to fit your lifestyle and health goals. Contact us today to find the right method for you!

Call Now: 614-366-3687

You will not need a referral to see a specialist

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center prides itself on providing convenient, personalized and comprehensive care to women throughout their lifetimes.

Our team of nationally and internationally recognized experts provide a wide range of services including:

  • General obstetrics and midwifery care throughout pregnancy
  • High-risk pregnancy care/maternal fetal medicine
  • General gynecology care
  • Female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery
  • Gynecologic oncology
  • A high-volume maternity center with 24/7 in-house anesthesia coverage and specializing in high-risk deliveries 
  • The Center for Women’s Health, a multidisciplinary women’s health center specializing in primary care, endocrinology, gynecology, gynecologic dermatology, menopause, sexual health and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery

Call Now: 614-293-2076

You will not need a referral to see a specialist

At Ohio State’s Neurological Institute, we bring together neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists and physical medical and rehabilitation specialists to offer unmatched medical expertise.

Patients come to the Department of Neurology at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center for treatments and services they cannot find elsewhere.

Our physicians diagnose and treat a wide range of rare and common neurological diseases. We focus on finding the causes of disease and injury, their progression, treatment and prevention.

Call Now: 614-293-4969

You will need a referral to see a specialist

Central Ohio Primary Care

Central Ohio Primary Care is part of the Ohio State Health Plan network. Specialties include COPC family medicine and general internal medicine physicians.

Call Now: 614-564-9678

Ask about the Ohio State at COPC office now accepting new patients:

Upper Arlington Preventative Care
1975 Guilford Rd, Upper Arlington OH, 43221

You can learn more about the Health Plan by contacting us. We would love to hear your questions, comments, and suggestions.

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