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Dealing with healthcare can feel overwhelming. Treatment decisions, insurance denials, and unreasonable medical bills — for yourself or a loved one — can leave you confused, stressed, and feeling alone.
Advocates are here to help.
Sometimes called patient advocates, healthcare advocates, or medical advocates, professional advocates have inside knowledge to make sure you get what you need and deserve. Advocates stand with you through what may be the most difficult time in your life. With an advocate by your side, you are not alone.
Help Is Here
To Guide Your Way
Have a quick question or urgent need? Connect with Umbra to see if and how an advocate can help.
Schedule a free 15-minute consultation.
Facing a complex situation? Managing care for yourself or a loved one? Not sure what to do? Book an advocate to review your situation and make you an Action Plan with clear next steps. (Up to 1.5 hours)
Medical bills stressing you out? Don’t panic—or pay more than you should. We’ll review your medical bills to identify errors and make a plan to resolve or negotiate the bills. (Up to 2 hours)
UNDERSTAND YOUR DIAGNOSIS
Getting a new diagnosis can be overwhelming. Don't go it alone. We’ll help you understand your condition (or a loved one’s) and treatment options. Get a written Action Plan with clear next steps. (Up to 2 hours)
Need help with something else?
See our other services or book a block of advocate hours. We’ll match you with an expert from our national network.
Or, choose an advocate on your own from our national network of qualified advocates.
Why Hire an Advocate
Medical Costs are Crazy
of Americans have medical debt and 1 out of 4 owe MORE THAN $5,000
of Americans skip care because of cost
Healthcare confuses almost everyone
of Americans feel “completely lost” about health insurance
is wasted by Americans per year due to healthcare confusion
Doctors sometimes make mistakes
misdiagnosed each year
or more clinic visits
result in diagnostic error
Sources: Forbes, Debt.com, Kaiser Health News, Kaiser Family Foundation, Bend Financial, U.S. Census Bureau, BMJ Quality & Safety, Diagnosis
Advocates Can Help
People Love Our Advocates
"When I was faced with multiple illnesses and knee replacement surgery, my advocate was a godsend in navigating 2 stints in rehab and a complicated transition home. She is experienced. persistent and effective when things go wrong.”
“Our advocate is a tremendous resource for the maddening and confusing healthcare arena. She knows how to listen, is very knowledgeable, and has a great network of professionals that can help. Highly recommend!”
“Our advocate led my family to invaluable resources, guided us through the process of the illness and hospitalization, coached us on how to get needs met with so many staff. Their team helped our family members understand the confusing diagnosis. We had been lost and frustrated until we happened upon their caring services. It was like having a nurse and a doctor in the family! I cannot imagine how we would have fared without their help.”
"My advocate is 100% reliable and fights tirelessly for her clients. My bill for a week in hospital with pneumonia was over $120,000 – without insurance. I found my advocate after going through several other lawyers who were very discouraging and asked for large fees to get a tiny discount for me. But my advocate knew that the bill was grossly unfair, did not stop until she felt they would not reduce any further, and got them to reduce it to $20,000. She asked from me only $2,000 in return. I am so lucky to have found her."
"Absolutely thrilled with my experience with my advocate. When I first connected I had so many outstanding bills that I wasn’t sure what was what. Two babies and a major surgery left us reeling with close to $100k in medical debt. We are halfway through the process and the billing for the two babies has been almost entirely resolved. We are just thrilled with how quickly she has been able to clear things up. I literally have been trying to deal with it for the past two years. Would 100% recommend using my advocate."