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RALEIGH, N.C. (September 11, 2023) – WakeMed has signed a contract with United Healthcare (UHC) Community Plan, which is UHC’s local Medicaid managed care plan providing coverage to children, pregnant women, families, and adults.

The new contract brings WakeMed hospitals, emergency departments, outpatient clinics, and physician practices that participate in Medicaid in-network with UHC Community Plan, retroactive to July 1, 2023.

This agreement means WakeMed is now in-network with four of the five Medicaid managed care plans available in Wake County:

  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Carolina Complete Health
  • WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
  • United Healthcare (UHC) Community Plan

WakeMed is already able to obtain in-network authorizations and other approvals required for scheduling and patient care for UHC Community Plan members.

About WakeMed Health & Hospitals

Serving the community since 1961, WakeMed is a not-for-profit health care system founded and based in Raleigh, N.C. WakeMed exists to improve the health and well-being of our community by providing outstanding and compassionate care to all. WakeMed’s 970-bed system comprises a network of facilities throughout the Triangle area, including three full-service hospitals, seven emergency departments, a dedicated Children’s Hospital and Rehabilitation Hospital, more than 90 physician offices and Wake County’s only Level I Trauma Center. WakeMed’s mission-driven team includes more than 10,300 employees, 1,400 volunteers and 1,300 affiliated physicians, along with the more than 700 physicians and providers with WakeMed Physician Practices – all representing the best minds and the biggest hearts and the finest quality in health care and community health. For more information, visit www.wakemed.org or follow WakeMed on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.