2021 referral requirement updates for behavioral health services

Effective Jan. 1, 2021, all members enrolled in Optimum Choice, Optimum Choice Preferred, 

MD-Individual Practice Association, Inc. (M.D. IPA) and M.D. IPA Preferred will no longer need a referral from their primary care physician for routine behavioral health services, including mental health and substance abuse services, from a participating network provider. Members can sign in or register on myuhc.com® to find a UnitedHealthcare network behavioral health provider.  

For more information, please contact your broker or UnitedHealthcare representative.