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UnitedHealthcare

​​​Chart a Lower-Cost Benefits Course

The UnitedHealthcare Charter plan delivers quality, cost-effective healthcare.

UnitedHealthcare and Kelsey-Seybold have launched a hybrid, high-performance physician network plan for Houston-area employer groups called the UnitedHealthcare Charter Kelsey-Seybold health p​lan. UnitedHealthcare Charter is for businesses with two or more employees. Groups that opt for this plan can expect cost savings of up to 15 percent, compared to standard UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus plan designs.

Our plan offers members incentives to select the area’s most cost-effective physician network to organize and coordinate their care. The plan offers as its core provider the nation’s first — and Houston’s only — accredited Accountable Care Organization, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.

Kelsey-Seybold’s Accountable Care model maximizes quality of care, reducing duplication and improving member health with a team-based focus on prevention, early detection, and ongoing disease intervention. Kelsey-Seybold Clinic serves as members’ primary care physician (PCP) and partners with contracted specialists. Members select a Kelsey-Seybold PCP, but can see any Kelsey-Seybold physician at any location without a referral. Hospital access includes most facilities currently part of the UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus network.

UnitedHealthcare Charter members enjoy many conveniences, including:

  • 24-hour appointment scheduling: Call 713-442-0000.
  • No referrals: See any Kelsey-Seybold physician — including specialists — without a referral at any of our Greater Houston area locations.
  • MyKelseyOnline enables you to email your doctor's office, view most test results, and directly schedule appointments with Kelsey-Seybold primary care physicians (Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine) and an expanding list of specialists (Endocrinology, OB/GYN,​ and more).
  • Easy access to our After-Hours Nurse available after regular office hours and on weekends and holidays to answer health questions, page on-call physicians if necessary, and schedule needed appointments.
  • Saturday sick-care appointments for children and adults are available at Kelsey-Seybold’s Clear Lake Clinic, Tanglewood Clinic, Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center, and Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center.
  • Electronic medical record: Your secure medical information is available to your Kelsey-Seybold physicians 24/7 through our state-of-the-art electronic medical record (EMR). This saves you time at the doctor’s office and aids in diagnosis and treatment decisions.