Join the UnitedHealthcare network of medical professionals. This page will walk you through the process of credentialing and provide resources.
Thank you for your interest in joining the UnitedHealthcare network. We’re here to help make the process as easy possible. Our improved onboarding tool, Onboard Pro, located in the UnitedHealthcare Provider Portal, is the first step to request participation in our network.
What to have ready
One Healthcare ID
Licensing and certification details
National Provider Identifier (NPI) number
Work and education histories
Proof of insurance – liability face sheet
Current Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) ID, if applicable*
*Verify that CAQH has authorized UnitedHealthcare to see the information
Onboard Pro, the automated onboarding self-service tool that does it all
Onboard Pro guides you, step by step, through the credentialing process, prompting you for more information when needed.
Once credentialed with UnitedHealthcare, Onboard Pro will automatically trigger the contracting steps of the process.
Once contracted, you’ll set up your profile in the UnitedHealthcare Provider Portal where you can manage your experience with us.
Joining our network: How the process works from start to finish
The process for joining our network of providers is now even easier. Our digital tool, Onboard Pro, will guide you through the onboarding process from submitting the initial request through credentialing to contracting and managing your experience with UnitedHealthcare.
Join a practice with an existing UnitedHealthcare group agreement
Even though you are joining a practice that has a UnitedHealthcare agreement in place, you’ll still need to complete the onboarding process before you can see patients as an in-network provider. Sign in to Onboard Pro, which will walk you through the process and redirect you if necessary. Learn how
UnitedHealthcare automatically starts the process when you approach the 3-year credentialing cycle. If you maintain a complete and current data attestation every 120 days, there's nothing more you need to do.