Wherever you go,
Across the country.
Around the world.
You take your health
The BlueCard® Program
Wherever you go, your health care coverage goes with you.
When you’re a Blue Cross Blue Shield Plan member, you take your health care benefits with you—across
the country and around the world. The BlueCard program gives you access to doctors and hospitals almost
everywhere, giving you peace of mind knowing that you’ll always find the care you need.
You have the power to choose what’s right.
As a Blue Plan member, you have more freedom to choose the doctors and hospitals that best suit you and
your family. Your membership gives you a world of choices. More than 85 percent of all doctors and hospitals
throughout the U.S. contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans. Whether you need care in urban or rural
areas, you’re covered. Outside the U.S., you have access to doctors and hospitals in more than 200 countries.
With the BlueCard program, you can locate doctors and hospitals quickly and easily. Have your Blue Plan ID
card handy, and do one of the following:
• Visit the BlueCard Doctor and Hospital Finder at bcbs.com to locate doctors
and hospitals, along with maps and directions to find them.
• Call BlueCard Access at 1-800-810-BLUE for the names and addresses of doctors
and hospitals in the area where you or a covered dependent need care.
If you’re a PPO member, be sure to use a BlueCard PPO doctor or hospital to
make sure you receive the highest level of benefits.
Designed to keep you healthy and save you money.
In many cases, when you travel or live outside your Blue Plan’s service area, you can take advantage of savings
the local Blue Plan has negotiated with area doctors and hospitals. You should not have to pay any amount
above these negotiated rates. Also, you should not have to complete a claim form or pay up front for your
health care services, except for those out-of-pocket expenses you’d pay anyway (e.g., noncovered se