MINNETONKA, Minn. – UnitedHealthcare has launched its mobile app, the company announced Monday.
The free Health4Me app, compatible for Apple devices, provides the health insurer’s customers with 24/7 access to a registered nurse and to personal health benefits information; it also allows users to locate a nearby in-network physician.
“Health4Me makes navigating health care easier for our 26 million [employer] plan participants and puts key information, including health and wellness tools, right in the palms of their hands,” said Jeff Alter, CEO of UnitedHealthcare’s Employer & Individual division.
Today’s technology, Alter continued, “allows consumers to do more with their mobile devices, and Health4Me enables them to manage their health and interact with UnitedHealthcare in a way that is convenient for them.”
The app also allows users to:
Download their health plan ID card to their smartphone, and email or fax the ID card directly from the mobile device to the plan participant's physician office or hospital.
Save their favorite care providers within the UnitedHealthcare network, and record personal notes from each visit to that doctor.
Locate nearby physicians, hospitals, emergency rooms and urgent care centers using the smartphone’s GPS, making it easier for consumers to find care providers when they are out of town.
Request a callback from UnitedHealthcare using the “Easy Connect” feature to address any questions about claims and benefits.
View information on a plan participant’s status of deductible and out-of-pocket spending, and check account balances for health reimbursement, flexible spending and health savings accounts.