Some types of Blue Cross Blue Shield providers include physicians, hospitals, urgent care centers, dentists, equipment and supplies facilities, vision care specialists and pharmacies. Users can search for these particular providers in California by using the Find a Provider online tool at BlueShieldCa.com. Individuals can either search by doctor name or by medical group when finding medical practitioners who are based in California, notes BlueShieldCa.com.
As of 2015, the Blue Cross Blue Shield health care system, which serves more than 105 million members, comprises 35 privately owned and locally operated companies spread throughout the United States, as well as Puerto Rico, states BCBS.com This association offers medical insurance products through its various affiliates in the industry, which account for approximately 92 percent of health care professionals and 96 percent of hospitals in the United States.
Policyholders of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Medicare Advantage Plan can access the services of doctors and other health care professionals who are licensed in various medical fields. These specialists provide primary care, urology, cardiology, dental, vision, hearing, rheumatology, vision and dental care services to Blue Cross Blue Shield plan members. These providers either come from a preferred provider organization network or health maintenance organization network, notes BCBSIL.com.
The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois website enables users to download and print a provider directory from either the health maintenance organization (HMO) or preferred provider organization (PPO) network. These directories are available in both English and Spanish.