|Your Blue Shield HMO plan gives you many ways to get the care you need when you need it, whether you’re at home, at work, on vacation or traveling anywhere in the world.
Here are some of the care options we’ve made available to you, and when they can come in handy:
When you need non-urgent medical care and you can’t see your regular doctor – this could be in the middle of the night, on the weekend, or anytime your doctor’s office is closed or hard to get to. Teladoc doctors are available 24/7/365 from anywhere in the world.
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For non-urgent medical conditions when a nurse’s advice would be sufficient or a good first step. This could be any time of day or night, and from anywhere in the world.
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When you’d like to see a specialist but don’t want to wait to get a referral from your primary care physician (PCP). You can go directly to a specialist within the same medical group as your PCP for a $30 copay*.
With your Blue Shield HMO plan, you are always covered for urgent and emergency care anywhere in the world. Anytime you get care through BlueCard®, you will pay only your copay at the time of service and will not have to submit any claim forms upon your return.
Away From Home Care®
If you or a covered family member needs to relocate to another state for more than 90 days – whether for school, work or personal reasons -- you can qualify to receive HMO benefits from another Blue Cross Blue Shield Association provider. This is especially useful for college students.
For more information about these care options and more, visit the Accessing care page for the Access+ HMO® plan.
* Not all medical groups or IPAs participate in this program.
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