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Become a patient

When you choose Optum, you choose personalized care close to home. Learn more about us and how to find care near you.

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Get the care you need when you need it

We see patients of all ages. We also care for many types of medical problems. No matter where you are in your health journey, we’re here for you.   

When you become an Optum patient, you get: 

  • Many types of care for individuals and families  
  • Care and unique services for those on Medicare
  • Locations across the country  
  • Virtual care so you can see your doctor from home  
  • Help with medications

Make an appointment to see us

If you want to see an Optum doctor, start by calling your health plan. Once you make sure your plan will cover your visit, you can find a doctor in your area by using the Go button above. 

Once you find a doctor near you, please call us to make an appointment. Next, your doctor’s office will talk to you about next steps, like sending us your health records and what to bring to your appointment.

Optum and your doctor work together

We value and respect the relationship you have with your primary care doctor. Two people with the same medical problem often need different care. We know that each person is one of a kind. That’s why we tailor our care to your unique needs.

We give you a personalized care team that puts you at the center. Your primary care doctor will work with your team so you get the right care when you need it.

We also make sure you see the right specialist. And we give you extra support and services to help your care run smoothly. We take care of the details so you can focus on your health.

Still have questions? Visit our FAQ page.

We accept most health insurance plans

We accept new patients with many different types of health insurance plans.


Health maintenance organizations (HMO)

When you have an HMO insurance plan, you choose a medical network and a primary care doctor who oversee your care.


Preferred provider organization (PPO)

When you have a PPO insurance plan, you can see a larger network of doctors for your care without a referral.


Medicare plans

We accept most Medicare plans, including Original Medicare, Medicare supplement and Medicare Advantage.

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Living healthier with Medicare Advantage

Optum doctors and Medicare Advantage offer more to help keep you healthy and living your best life.

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Personalized care for you and your family

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Primary care

Want to live your healthiest life? Your primary care doctor can help.

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Specialty care

We offer a wide range of specialty care, from allergy services to cancer care.

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Virtual care

Have a face-to-face visit with your doctor from the comfort of your home.

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Urgent care

If you’re feeling sick but your doctor isn’t in, urgent care is here to help.

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