The Aetna HMO Plan requires the designation of a primary care physician (PCP). You have the right to designate any PCP who participates in the network and who is available to accept you or your family members. For children, you may designate a pediatrician as the PCP. Until you make this designation, Aetna will designate one for you. For information on how to select a PCP, and for a list of participating primary care providers, contact Aetna at (800) 535-6689.
You do not need prior authorization from Aetna or from any other person (including a PCP) in order to obtain access to obstetrical or gynecological care from a healthcare professional in the network who specializes in obstetrics or gynecology. The healthcare professional, however, may be required to comply with certain procedures, including obtaining prior authorization for certain services, following a pre-approved treatment plan, or procedures for making referrals. For a list of participating healthcare professionals who specialize in obstetrics or gynecology, contact Aetna.