HealthEast & Fairview

Together, we are making Minnesota health care better. HealthEast is joining Fairview Health Services.

HealthEast and Fairview Health Services have combined to provide you with one of the most comprehensive and accessible health systems in Minnesota. As we work together, you can expect greater services, easier access to specialists, more clinic options, and the best care — right in your community.

We will continue providing updates as we work together. Check back for more information.

What is changing?

HealthEast and Fairview have both approved an agreement combining the two organizations. Our first day as a combined organization was June 1, 2017.

Will anything be different on June 1?

June 1 will be business as usual; you shouldn’t experience any changes in the way you access or receive care.

How will the partnership impact me?

We believe that joining forces will enable us to deliver even better care with a broader range of services for our patients. Fairview and HealthEast together can now offer Minnesota communities one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible health systems in the state.

Will I be able to see the same provider in the same clinic or hospital?

Yes. The providers, services and offices that you currently use will all stay the same.  

Can I use a Fairview provider for my care?

Yes, as long as that Fairview provider is covered under your insurance plan today. Check with your insurance carrier.

Will there be a name change?

The Fairview and HealthEast names and logos will remain in place.

Will you be adding new services?

Nothing changes on June 1. In the future, we look forward to offering an even broader range of services. We will keep our patients informed when those services become available.

Will I continue to receive my bills from Fairview and HealthEast?

Yes, for the time being billing will remain the same.

Will my clinic or hospital close?

We have no plans to close hospitals or clinics at this time.

Does this expand my options for specialty care?

Over time you can expect specialty care options to expand. In the future, we look forward to offering an even broader range of services. We will keep you informed when those services become available.

What medical record systems do Fairview and HealthEast use?

Both Fairview and HealthEast use Epic and can share your records with your permission.

Will MyChart still be used and can I use MyChart for both Fairview and HealthEast?

Fairview and HealthEast each use versions of MyChart that will initially remain separate until we move through that part of our integration in the future.

Will this affect my health care costs/insurance rates?

No.

Does this affect Fairview’s relationship with University of Minnesota Health?

No.

What else can you tell me?

Both HealthEast and Fairview are committed to serving you now and into the future. If you have any questions refer to the release posted here.

 

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