United Healthcare's providers are physicians who participate in the company's dental and health insurance plans, and the selection of available providers a person can choose from depends on the person's health insurance plan type and location. The UnitedHealthcare Online website has a physician directory where members can search for general physicians, special needs physicians, behavioral health doctors and other providers that accept their plans. The physician directory also has an option to enter a person's membership details to find participating providers more easily.
UnitedHealthcare Online's physician directory has options to find physicians who participate in Medicare and Medicaid programs.
UHC.com, another one of UnitedHealthcare's websites, offers search tools to find dentists that accept the company's insurance plans, as well as additional tools for finding physicians, mental health providers, Medicare and Medicaid physicians, and hospitals. Users can also opt to log in to their accounts on this site to find providers matched to their plans.
In addition to making sure a provider participates in the insurance plan, it is helpful to check additional information about the provider, such as work experience, qualifications and philosophy of care, notes the University of Minnesota. The chosen provider should also make the member feel comfortable and provide opportunities for the patient to ask questions and express concerns. It is also beneficial to read reviews for the healthcare facility to learn about customer satisfaction, safety and procedures offered.