- UnitedHealth Group deploying health care delivery capabilities
in affected areas
- Company also offers 1:1 match for employee donations supporting
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) and its UnitedHealthcare and Optum
businesses are donating $500,000 to help residents of the Florida Gulf
Coast region recover and rebuild from Hurricane Michael. UnitedHealth
Group will donate the funds to the Florida
The company is matching dollar-for-dollar donations employees make to
charities supporting recovery efforts.
“We are deeply concerned for the people affected by Hurricane Michael,
and we are committed to supporting local communities in the Gulf Coast
region as they recover and rebuild,” said David S. Wichmann, chief
executive officer, UnitedHealth Group. “We are also taking action to
ensure the people we serve have access to the care they need, and have
worked to ensure the safety and well-being of our colleagues in the
In addition to financial support for the affected communities,
UnitedHealth Group will mobilize clinical and care delivery assets to
help provide access to care through:
- Deployment of Mobile Clinic: UnitedHealth Group is partnering
with Matrix Medical Network to deploy mobile clinics to provide health
care directly to people living in areas affected by Hurricane Michael.
The mobile clinic, staffed by WellMed and Optum clinicians, is being
deployed in Panama City Beach, Fla.
- Emergency Kit and Prescription Drug Donations: OptumRx is
working with Healthcare Ready to supply emergency kits and
prescription drug donations to residents affected by Hurricane Michael
in the Florida Gulf Coast Region. Additionally, UnitedHealthcare is
providing hygiene kits to individuals and families affected by the
- Free Emotional-Support Help Line: Optum is offering a
free emotional-support help line to people affected by the hurricane.
The toll-free number, 866-342-6892, will be open 24 hours a day, seven
days a week, for as long as necessary. The service is free of charge
and open to anyone. Callers may also receive referrals to community
resources. Along with the toll-free help line, emotional-support
resources and information are available online at www.liveandworkwell.com.
About UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a
diversified health care company dedicated to helping people live
healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for
everyone. UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of products and
services through two distinct platforms: UnitedHealthcare, which
provides health care coverage and benefits services; and Optum, which
provides information and technology-enabled health services. For more
information, visit UnitedHealth Group at www.unitedhealthgroup.com
or follow @UnitedHealthGrp on Twitter.
L.D. Platt, 202-413-7763