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Provider Network Information

What is a Preferred Provider?

A Preferred Provider is a doctor, hospital or other health care provider that participates in the UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus and United Behavioral Health Network.

UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus and United Behavioral Health Network are the preferred provider networks. A Preferred Provider is a doctor, hospital or other health care provider that participates in one of these networks.

The advantage to using a Preferred Provider is that these providers have agreed to accept a predetermined fee or Preferred Allowance as payment for their services. Out-of-Network providers have not agreed to any prearranged fee schedule, therefore any charges in excess of the insurance payment may be the student’s responsibility. Consequently, when insured students use Preferred Providers, out-of-pocket expenses will be less because any applicable cost sharing will be based on a Preferred Allowance.

To locate providers participating in the UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus network, call UnitedHealthcare toll-free at 866-948-8472 or click on the 'Search for Provider' button below.

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To locate participating providers in the United Behavioral Health Network, click on the 'Search for Providers' button below.

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Network participation is subject to change, so please verify with the provider that they are participating in the network when making an appointment or at the time of service.

The insured person should be aware Preferred Provider hospitals may be staffed with Out-of-Network providers. Receiving services or care from a Out-of-Network provider at a Preferred Provider hospital does not guarantee that all charges will be paid at the Preferred Provider level of benefits.

Attention Brown University Students: In addition to the medical and behavioral health providers above, a unique behavioral health network specifically designed for Brown University is in development. A list of these providers is available below. Please note these providers will not appear on any other online search.

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