Primary Care Primary care is an essential element of the WVU Healthcare system. We offer several locations for primary care so people can reach top quality physicians without having to travel very far. Primary care doctors, with the help of physician assistants and nurse practitioners, act as the principal healthcare providers for individuals and families. They are usually the first contact for people with undiagnosed symptoms or concerns. They offer overall care, whether that is preventative or in response to illness or injury. Primary care providers often coordinate additional health services when a patient needs more specialized care.