To find a Blue Cross Blue Shield provider, visit the National Doctor and Hospital Finder page at Provider.BCBS.com. At this page, search for providers by keyword or specialty. Enter the first three letters of your member identification, located on your insurance card. Alternatively, select the network you belong to, such as the BlueCard traditional network or the federal employee program.
Through the keyword search, enter helpful information such as the desired provider's specialty or procedure to narrow the search results, explains Blue Cross Blue Shield's website. Search for providers in up to a 100-mile radius from the desired location.
Filter search results by patient ratings, affiliations, or by the languages the provider speaks. If preferred, opt to only view providers of a certain gender or providers offering extended hours, according to Blue Cross Blue Shield. Search exclusively for providers who are accepting new patients or for providers who have a Bue Distinction, if desired.
Use BlueCard Worldwide to find health care providers outside the United States, explains Blue Cross Blue Shield. Use the National Doctor and Hospital Finder page to locate urgent care centers. Search for urgent care centers based on cost or convenience, or find a center based on its capacity to provide care for various symptoms.