How Do You Activate Your Anthem Card?

How Do You Activate Your Anthem Card?

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield members do not need to activate their Anthem card prior to usage. Once issued to policyholders, an Anthem card can be presented to affiliated health care providers when seeking medical treatment or purchasing prescription medications, notes

A temporary ID card may be printed online for newly enrolled members who have not yet received their card or for individuals with lost Anthem cards, states the official Fresno County website. For California Anthem members with registered Anthem accounts, follow the steps provided below to print a temporary ID card.

  1. Navigate to the California Anthem website.
  2. Use a Web browser and go to the California Anthem website at

  3. Provide login credentials
  4. Sign in to the member log in area. Access Customer Support and click on "Print Temporary ID Card."

  5. Print the ID card
  6. Follow further on-screen prompts to print the temporary Anthem ID card.