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How to become a Sharp patient

There are three easy steps to become a Sharp patient and you can choose where to start.

Welcome to the Sharp family

Are you ready to become a patient at Sharp HealthCare? We'll help you take the next steps — including verifying your insurance, learning about our medical groups and finding a doctor.


Verify your insurance coverage

View the plans we accept to make certain your insurance provider is one of them. We welcome you to sign up for Sharp Health Plan, which offers a variety of health insurance options for individuals, families and businesses. If you have any questions about copays, deductibles or your covered services, please call your insurance company to confirm you have the coverage you need.


Choose a medical group

With three medical groups to choose from, you will find the best doctor at the right location.


Find the doctor who is right for you

There are two simple ways to find the right doctor for you.

  • Search online with our quick, easy-to-use Find a Doctor tool

  • Call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, to speak with a physician referral nurse who knows our doctors and can help you find the perfect fit

Need some help deciding? Check out our tips for choosing a physician and browse through our commonly asked questions about receiving care at Sharp. And don't forget to call your insurance company to confirm the doctor you choose is in its network.

Once you're all set, contact your doctor's office directly to schedule your first appointment.

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