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Optum provides care that is all encompassing. That includes answering questions you have about our billing process. Here are the things we are frequently asked.

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The information on this page is relevant for former CareMount patients.

We want you to have a healthy understanding of the costs of your care and treatment. Which is why at Optum, we put the answers to your questions right at your fingertips, starting with “how can I pay my bill”?

If there is a specific topic you are here for, see our financial resources list below

Pay your bill

View our pay your bill page, select your region, to pay your bill conveniently and securely. You can also download statements and manage your accounts.

Cancellation fees

We understand you sometimes can’t make it to your planned appointments. You can avoid cancellation fees by letting us know when plans change. However, Optum requires a 24-hour cancellation notice for all scheduled appointments. A fee will be charged if notice is not given, or it’s less than 24 hours in advance, so make sure to keep track the best you can and look out for reminder emails from us.

Are there any exceptions?

Yes! You won’t be charged for missed appointments caused by inclement weather and national emergencies (i.e. COVID-19).

Payment policy

Please read our requirements for keeping your account in good standing:

Financial services

If you are currently experiencing financial problems and need help paying your bills, we’re here to find a payment plan that works for you. Please reach out to our support team as soon as possible to discuss your circumstances, so we can get you on the right plan from the start.

Billing statements

Optum will send you monthly statements through the online portal. The first statement you will receive will be itemized and may include a health insurance claim form. Charges and payments for services received during the last few days before your billing date may appear on the following monthly statement.

If we are participating providers under your health plan, you will only receive a statement from us for non-covered services once your plan has processed your claim. If we are submitting claims to your insurance company for you, you will continue to receive a statement until your account is paid in full.

Optum Health fully complies with the No Surprise Act. We are committed to sharing with you information to best protect you from receiving a surprise medical bill.

If you are an uninsured or a self-pay patient, you have the right to request a good faith estimate of expected charges prior to receiving services. Call us at 1-888-859-9473.

Billing errors

If you believe your bill is incorrect, or if you need more information about a transaction, email or call us as soon as possible — no longer than 60 days after receiving your statement. We usually respond within two to three days, and will work to correct any error and resubmit your billing, if necessary.

NOTE: Optum fees are based upon the types of services provided and are competitive for this area. Our fees are public information and, when requested, we will supply you with a range of fees for particular services such as office visits, lab, x-ray or an estimate of charges for surgical procedures. To request an estimate of charges, please contact patient assistance at 888-859-9473, but please keep in mind that your physician may order additional tests, which will increase your cost.

Financial resources

Pay your bill online
Insurance plans
Ancillary providers
Financial Assistance Program
Financial Policy 
Medicare gynecological physical
Surprise Billing Act
Urgent care
Uninsured fees

Reporting misconduct (NY residents only):

We are committed to ensuring that our patients receive appropriate medical care. You can get information regarding your rights and how to report professional misconduct at

Contact us if you have any questions