Membership FAQ

What is the Mayo Clinic Care Network?

The Mayo Clinic Care Network is a select group of independent health care providers, carefully vetted by Mayo Clinic and granted special access to Mayo's clinical, educational, research and operational knowledge, expertise and resources. It offers a way for members to stay independent, competitive and cutting edge. Additionally, and most important, it provides patients the care they need, close to home, at no additional cost to them.

Does Mayo Clinic own and operate care network members?

The Mayo Clinic Care Network is not a merger, acquisition or consolidation of hospitals or health care providers. Network members remain independently owned and operated. The care network is a clinical, educational, research and collaboration between Mayo Clinic and network members. It is also a collaboration among members — sharing knowledge to improve the delivery of health care around the world.

How does Mayo Clinic choose care network members?

Members are selected by demonstrating a commitment to the highest quality patient-centered care. Members must pass Mayo's comprehensive evaluation process that includes an in-depth review of the organization's clinical and business practices, quality, safety and service efforts.

How does the care network benefit providers?

Through an organization's care network membership doctors have a suite of clinical, educational and research solutions and services that amplify the high-quality care they provide patients. Additionally, member doctors can consult directly with Mayo Clinic's team of specialists on their patients' behalf whenever they feel it will benefit the care they provide. With access to Mayo Clinic's research, diagnostic and treatment resources, doctors will be able treat more patients locally. Doctors also have access to many continuing medical education opportunities.

How does the care network benefit patients?

Patients experience the confidence of being able to access world-leading medical expertise through their trusted local doctor. With care network doctors' understanding of their patients' unique medical needs and Mayo Clinic's additional insights, patients get exactly the care they need, close to home, at no additional cost to them.

Is consulting provided through the care network?

Yes. Health Care Consulting is a core benefit of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. It allows members to learn from Mayo Clinic and connect with its subject matter experts, helping member organizations achieve desired levels of operational, financial and patient care excellence.

How does my organization start the process of joining the network?

If you are interested in learning how your organization and Mayo Clinic can work together, complete this form and we will connect soon.

Is the Mayo Clinic Care Network a narrow network, Accountable Care Organization (ACO) or a Clinically Integrated Network (CIN)?

The Mayo Clinic Care Network is not an insurance offering ACO, a narrow network or a CIN. The care network is a clinically meaningful relationship, providing members special access to Mayo Clinic knowledge, solutions and services. Network members work together and with Mayo Clinic to improve health care around the globe.

Members have special access to a suite of clinical, administrative and operational services and solutions.

Is this a consolidation of hospitals?

The Mayo Clinic Care Network is not a hospital consolidation, merger or acquisition. The network includes global health-care organizations that want to remain independent, yet competitive by collaborating with the #1 hospital in the nation (US News and World Report, 2021-2222). Members are not owned or operated by Mayo Clinic but have access to comprehensive suite of clinical, educational and research solutions and services. Additionally, members get to learn from each other, sharing knowledge and expertise to amplify the high-quality care they are providing in their communities.

Is this a hospital affiliation?

The Mayo Clinic Care Network is a group of independent health-care organizations, working together to improve care in their communities. This is not an affiliation, merger, acquisition, ownership or operational relationship but a clinically meaningful relationship that is subscription based and offers members access to Mayo Clinic's knowledge and expertise through a suite of services and solutions.