Welcome to Optum – CareMount’s New Name, Company, is Officially Here
We shared the news with you in late July, that CareMount Medical, along with ProHEALTH NY and Riverside joined under a new name, Optum. The announcement was made back in October signaling the name change, and now patients are beginning to see signs of the new company taking over.
You may remember back in the day when the group was known as Mount Kisco Medical Group, and now you'll have to get used to a new name and logo...pay attention before you throw those bills with the new logo on them in the trash.
Most of my specialists are through CareMount, as well as my daughter's pediatrician, so I was a bit worried about the change, but it seems like they are assuring patients that this will not impact services. I must admit, I appreciate the email and hard copy communication I've been receiving lately updating me, as a patient, how things are progressing.
What Changes You'll See In The Coming Months
You may have already received communication showing the new Optum logo, and over the next few weeks you'll see them introducing their new colors and signage on publications, social media, and in offices.
Patients can expect to see the launch of the new Optum website in September, which they have noted will be very user friendly:
The new website will provide easy to use search tools so you can quickly find one of our 2,100 providers and specialists, 55 urgent cares or any of our nearly 400 building locations. The new Optum Tri-State website will also offer online scheduling for most of our providers, virtual visits, patient portal access, online bill pay and many new features and enhanced mobile functionality for a convenient, streamlined experience!
Optum: Home to CareMount Medical, ProHEALTH NY and Riverside
In an email to patients on July 27th, an announcement was made that CareMount Medical, ProHEALTH NY and Riverside are coming together under a new name, Optum. The message detailed that in reality, they have been part of Optum for a number of years, and will continue to be 'locally led' but that the groups are now operating as Optum, which is actually a nation-wide health system, and has been a subsidiary of United Healthcare since 2011.
The new structure and 'interconnected network' will give patients access to more than 2,1100 providers that cover more than 70 specialties across 360 medical offices and host 55 urgent care locations between NY, NJ and Southern Connecticut.
Our three medical groups have the expertise, the experience and the dedication to create exceptional, personalized experiences for you, our valued patients and our communities...By aligning under the Optum name, we are making it easier for you to find care, resources and services throughout the tri-state region. Together, we are a unified team, focused on delivering care to help you achieve better health.