Transcript: 5 tips for choosing a primary care doctor

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When it comes to your health journey, it feels good to know you've got support every step of the way.

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That’s where your primary care doctor comes in.

Your doctor knows you best and understands your health history and health goals. This is who you turn to first — for everything from routine care to prescriptions and more.

ON-SCREEN TEXT: [Preventive care

    Checkups

    Well-child visits

    Screenings

    Immunizations]

Your doctor also provides you with preventive care, such as well-child visits, annual checkups, mammogram screenings and immunizations.

ON-SCREEN TEXT: [Virtual visits for primary care]

And, since most doctors offer virtual visits for primary care, you can choose to see them in person or from home.

ON-SCREEN TEXT: [Choose a primary care doctor]

So, whether or not your plan requires you to have a primary care doctor, it’s a good idea to choose one.

ON-SCREEN TEXT: [Choose a network doctor]

And a tip? Be sure to choose one who’s in your network

ON-SCREEN TEXT: [Out-of-network

Network]

because staying in network can help save you money.

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For example, when you see a network doctor for preventive care, the visit is covered by most health plans at no additional cost.

ON-SCREEN TEXT: [Finding a network doctor]

Now that you know the benefits of having a network doctor, let’s look at how to find the one that’s right for you.

ON-SCREEN TEXT: [uhc.com/providersearch

Primary Care

Specialty Care

Medical Groups]

First, go to uhc dot com slash provider search. Then, choose your health plan name and select primary care.

You’ll be able to see which doctors are in network, if they're accepting new patients, and what their patient ratings and average costs are.

ON-SCREEN TEXT: [My Doctor]

If you already have a primary care doctor and want to make sure they're in the network, no problem. All you have to do is search for them by name.

ON-SCREEN TEXT: [Support and connect you]

Just remember, no matter where your health journey takes you, your doctor is there to support AND connect you with the

ON-SCREEN TEXT: [with care that helps meet your needs]

care that helps meet your needs.

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DISCLAIMERS: [Certain preventive care items and services, including immunizations, are provided as specified by applicable law, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), with no cost-sharing to you. These services may be based on your age and other health factors. Other routine services may be covered under your plan, and some plans may require copayments, coinsurance or deductibles for these benefits. Always review your benefit plan documents to determine your specific coverage details.

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