BlueCross BlueShield Anthem health insurance subscribers can locate a provider using the Find a Doctor tool available on Anthem.com. Individuals can search based on a state and plan or a network, using specific online accounts or identification numbers, or without selecting a plan or network, according to the Anthem website.
With this search tool, individuals can select whether or not they are looking for a doctor or medical professional, hospital or other facility, dentist, vision professional, or other type of care. Individuals can also select a desired speciality, such as orthopedics, oncology or radiology, and also have the option of searching for general practitioners. Individuals can search based on location and desired search radius and can also limit their searches to providers currently accepting new patients as well as those able to act as a primary care physician. Users can search for a specific medical practitioner using that person's name as well, the Anthem site shows.
Advanced search options available on Anthem.com include the ability to search based on sub-specialities such as HIV/AIDS, pediatric endocrinology or interventional pain medicine. Users can also search based on a practitioner's gender and additional languages spoken, the Anthem website shows. Other tools allow an individual to search based off of hospital affiliation and medical group. Individuals can specifically search for service providers who have received various BlueCross Blue Shield awards for care.