The primary PPO network for the Peace Corps Healthcare Program is First Health Provider Network. The logo for the First Health Medical Network is on the front of your benefit card. You must present the applicable benefits card to your provider at the time of service. When contacting a provider in the First Health Network it is important to say: “My healthcare plan utilizes the First Health Network.”
For Peace Corps authorized services a PPO provider is more cost effective, but is not required to receive services.
For Short-term Health Insurance For Transition & Travel a PPO will save you money. Failure to use an available PPO provider in a network area could result in you being responsible for charges over the usual and customary amount. This means you could be responsible for any costs not paid by the healthcare plan and providers may require payment at the time of service.
If you contact a network provider that denies participation in the First Health Network, please contact IMG immediately with the provider name, phone number and address. Please note that appointment availability is based on a physician’s schedule. If a provider is not accepting new patients, you will need to contact a different provider.