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State of Maryland

United Healthcare

Finding care is as easy as 1-2-3

With the UnitedHealthcare Provider Search tool, you can find a network doctor, behavioral health provider or facility with ease.

  1. Select your health plan, by asking yourself these questions:
    • What are my health needs?
    • Is my provider in the network?
    • What are the plan details?
  2. Go to the Provider Search tool
  3. Search for a doctor or facility, by
    • Name
    • Location
    • Specialty
    • Patient ratings
    • And more

With your search results, you’ll be able to see if the provider is accepting new patients, read patient reviews, get directions, and even log in to view costs (if you’re a current UnitedHealthcare member).


How to choose a network provider

Choosing a doctor is one of the most important health decisions you’ll make, so we help make it easier. Your best choice may be a Premium Care Physician – providers rated for their quality and cost-efficient care.

Premium Care Physicians

From PCPs to specialists, we make it easy to find providers who meet the criteria most important to you. When you see the two blue hearts (1 for quality, 1 for cost-effectiveness) you can be certain you’re choosing a doctor who has:

  • Proven better outcomes
  • Fewer redo procedures
  • Lower complication rates
  • Experience making the most of your health care dollars

Where to go for care

Your primary care physician (PCP) or family doctor should be your first stop. They have easy access to your records, see the big picture involving your health, and may even offer same-day appointments. Of course, if you’re not able to see your PCP, for whatever reason, it helps to know your quick care options – and avoid financial surprises.

Quick-care options Needs or symptoms Cost
24/7 NurseLine

Call the number on your health plan ID card for expert advice

  • Deciding where to get medical care
  • Finding a provider or hospital
  • Health and wellness help
  • Getting answers to questions about medicines
No additional cost
24/7 Virtual Visits

Online doctor visits anytime, anywhere

  • Bladder infections
  • Bronchitis
  • Colds/flu
  • Fevers
  • Pinkeye
  • Sinus problems
$
Convenience care clinic

Nearby treatment

  • Skin rashes
  • Flu shots
  • Minor injuries
  • Earaches
$$
Urgent care center

Quicker after-hours care

  • Low back pain
  • Respiratory issues (e.g., coughs, pneumonia, asthma)
  • Stomach issues (e.g., pain, vomiting, diarrhea)
  • Infections (e.g., skin, eye, ear/nose/throat, genital-urinary)
  • Minor injuries (e.g., burns, stitches, sprains, fractures)
$$$
Emergency room (ER)

For serious, immediate needs

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Severe asthma attacks
  • Major burns
  • Severe injuries
  • Kidney stones
$$$$