Adding providers to an existing contracted group

Last modified: March 22,  2021

Effective April 1, 2021, when submitting requests to add health care professionals to an existing contracted group, please follow these instructions:

  1. Requires credentialing: If the health care professional requires credentialing, or if you’re unsure, submit the request using our Request For Participation Form. This form brings you to our credentialing portal designed for the best onboarding and contracting experience.
  2. Doesn’t require credentialing: If you know that the health care professional does not require credentialing, you can submit the request to Please note, if credentialing is required, you will receive an email in response that redirects you to the Request For Participation Form. This excludes delegated credentialing arrangements.

Please note: Credentialing is not required for health care professionals that work exclusively in an inpatient setting or a free-standing facility (i.e., radiology, urgent care center) and provide care for members only as a result of members being directed to the facility.


If you have questions or need help, please email In your email, please include the tax ID number (TIN), national provider identifier (NPI), servicing address and a detailed explanation of your request.

For more information on credentialing with UnitedHealthcare, visit > Get Credentialed.