HouseCalls revives decades-old tradition

December 06, 2021
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You may think physician house calls are part of a bygone era, but if you’re enrolled in HealthSelectSM Medicare Advantage Plan preferred provider organization (MA PPO), a health care provider on your doorstep is no longer a thing of the past.

With UnitedHealthcare® HouseCalls, you can have a yearly in-home preventive care visit from a health care practitioner at no additional cost to you. The optional benefit is intended to support—not replace—your regular health care routine and annual check-ups with your primary care provider, and it is not recommended if you are sick or needing urgent care.

Preventive care in the privacy of your home

A HouseCalls visit includes a 45- to 60-minute exam by a health care practitioner. They review your health history and current medications, perform health screenings, help identify health risks, answer your health questions and create a custom care plan. They share details about the visit with your regular doctor and help connect you with additional care as needed.

How to schedule your HouseCall

To learn more about the program, visit UnitedHealthcare's HouseCalls webpage. Schedule a HouseCall by calling UnitedHealthcare toll-free at (866) 447-7868, TTY 711, Monday – Friday, 7 a.m.– 7:30 p.m. CT. UnitedHealthcare will send you an appointment reminder with tips to help you prepare for your visit. Please note that HouseCalls may not be available in all areas.