If you have a PPO plan, you can go to any health care professional you want without a referral — inside or outside of your network. If you stay inside your PPO network, you’ll pay less for your medical services. If you go outside of your PPO network, you may pay more.
To become a new PPO patient at Optum:
- See our list of accepted health insurance plans. We accept most health insurance plans, but this may vary by location. Call the Optum clinic that you want to go to and ask if it accepts your plan. If it doesn’t, you can enroll in a health insurance plan that the Optum clinic accepts during your next open enrollment period.
- Choose a doctor who you want to see and who is accepting new patients.