DocGPS is now available to people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare's TRICARE West Region health benefit plans.
DocGPS enables beneficiaries traveling within or outside the 21-state TRICARE West Region to locate the nearest in-network, TRICARE civilian health care providers and facilities (including urgent care clinics) within a 100-mile radius of their current location, providing flexibility and convenience in locating care while on-the-go. The app uses mobile devices' GPS functionality to help people locate nearby hospitals and health care facilities in their health plan's care provider network.
With DocGPS, beneficiaries can quickly and easily search by facility or care provider name, provider specialty, city, state or ZIP code. With a single tap, they can also find the care provider or facility office locations on a map, get detailed directions, and call the facility to schedule an appointment.
TRICARE West Region beneficiaries can now take advantage of this innovative technology that gives them easier access to health care. TRICARE benefit plan rules for obtaining and authorizing care still apply.
DocGPS is now compatible with select Android smart phones and iPhones. DocGPS now covers the majority of smart phones currently on the market.
TRICARE West Region beneficiaries can visit the Apple AppStore or Google Play Store to download these apps for free from their Android smart phone or iPhone.
"DocGPS is a powerful tool for TRICARE beneficiaries that helps them make more informed health care decisions, whether they are at home, at work or on the run," said Chad Walker, CIO of UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans. "DocGPS App is one of many UnitedHealthcare innovations that help make it easier for millions of Americans to understand and access health care."
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with 780,000 physicians and other care professionals and 5,900 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 40 million people in health benefits and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.
Last year, UnitedHealthcare became the managed care support contractor for the West Region of the U.S. Defense Department's TRICARE program, serving nearly 2.9 million military service members retirees and their families in 21 states. More information can be found on www.uhcmilitarywest.com.