Get cost estimates before choosing care

You may pay up to 36% less1

Checking cost estimates before you choose where to get care can be an effective way to save on health care costs. In fact, it’s been shown that people who look at costs first may pay up to 36% less for their care. So, it can be worthwhile.

How can you look up cost estimates online?

There are a number of ways to find and compare costs using UnitedHealthcare's online tools. 

You can: 

  • Compare average costs for providers in your network, including doctors, hospitals, office visits, mental health services, labs, convenience care and more.
  • See the average cost for specific treatments in your area. 
  • Look up quality ratings and reviews by provider, hospital or facility.

View personalized cost estimates

Sign in on to get the most accurate cost estimates for the plan you have:

  • See how much you can expect your specific plan to pay
  • Look up network providers for your plan to see cost and quality ratings

Look up general cost estimates

Search for costs by:

  • Service – like a vaccine or x-ray 
  • Condition or symptom – like sore throat or sports injury
  • Doctor, hospital or facility – find a preferred or nearby provider

You can view cost estimates anytime, 24/7 to help you make more informed decisions and find ways to save.


  1. UnitedHealthcare Internal Claims Analysis, 2016.


All UnitedHealthcare members can access a cost estimate online or on the mobile app. None of the cost estimates are intended to be a guarantee of your costs or benefits. Your actual costs may vary. When accessing a cost estimate, please refer to the Website or Mobile application terms of use under Find Care & Costs section.