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Become a patient

When you choose Optum, you choose great care that’s focused on you and located close to home. 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. Learn more about us.

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With Optum, you get the care you need when you need it. 

When you become an Optum patient, you have access to: 

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We accept most health insurance plans

We accept new patients with many different types of health insurance plans. Learn more about plans we accept.

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Health maintenance organization (HMO) 

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

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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. 

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Medicare plans

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

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FAQs

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  • Optum values and respects the relationship you have with your primary care doctor. Two people with the same medical problem often need very different care. We know that each person is one of a kind. That’s why we tailor the care to meet 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 specialists. 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.

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  • Optum accepts most major health insurance plans. Your insurance plan may require a copayment at your doctor's visit. 

    We also accept automatic bill pay, cash, checks, Visa, American Express, Discover and MasterCard.

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Helpful resources

 

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About us

We’re not just imagining a world where health care works better — we’re creating it.

Accepted health plans

We can help you get the information and support you need in Southern California.

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