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Where is there a list of Blue Shield approved doctors?

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield maintains a website that their customers can use to search for a provider nationally through its National Doctor and Hospital Finder, according to the company. Insured individuals also have the option to search for a provider worldwide through the BlueCard Worldwide website.

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Where is there a list of Blue Shield approved doctors?
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Individuals who are searching for national health care providers, such as hospitals and doctors, must have their member number to perform the search, according to BlueCross and BlueShield. There is no option on the company's website for anyone to perform a search in the database without being able to provide the member identification number. The site also allows insured individuals to search for urgent care facilities. In addition to speciality and region, users can also initiate searches with a name if they know of a specific doctor they want to use.

Individuals who want to search for worldwide providers must also provide some information regarding their membership identification number. The BlueCross and BlueShield website states that an eligible member can use the website to search for doctors and hospitals outside of the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. There are also a number of valuable resources on the website that give individuals tips about staying healthy and safe as they travel the world.

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