How do you find a health care provider that accepts Anthem Blue Cross insurance?


Quick Answer

The Find a Doctor tool on Anthem's website provides information about health care providers who accept Anthem BlueCross insurance, according to Anthem Insurance Companies. This information is available for free, and as of 2015, an account is not required to search for providers.

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Full Answer

Anthem's Find a Doctor tool allows the public to search for health care providers based on their location and specialty. The information from its search tool is updated weekly, as noted by Anthem Insurance Companies.

  1. Visit Anthem's website
  2. Go to Anthem BlueCross BlueShield's website from a browser, and click the "Find a Doctor" link under the "Useful Tools" menu.

  3. Search for a plan
  4. Choose a state from the "Enter or select a state" drop-down menu, and then choose the correct plan or network from the "Enter a select a plan/network" drop-down menu. Click the "Select and Continue" button. Alternatively, click the "Search without selecting a plan/network" to perform a general search.

  5. Choose search options
  6. Select the health care provider type and specialty, and then enter a location. If necessary, specify the search tool to display providers who accept new patients and providers who serve as primary care physicians. Enter a name to search for, if desired, and click the "Show more options" link to show results based on sub-specialties, gender, language, hospital affiliation, medical group and awards. After selecting all of the relevant fields, click the "Search" button.

  7. Review search results
  8. The search tool will display health care providers based on the defined fields. Further information, such as driving directions and patient ratings, is available upon clicking on the link to each specific provider's name.

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