IMPORTANT NOTICE. We are in the process of transitioning to a new system now through January 2019. Once on the new system, you will need to access the new provider directory as outlined below. If you recently had Open Enrollment and received a new ID card, that means you have transitioned to the new system.
If you're unsure which doctor is in your network, call us at 800-342-4718.
National & International Coverage
If you're planning a trip, or temporarily reside in another state or country, you don't need to worry about health coverage in case you become sick or injured while you're away. As a member of Blue Cross Blue Shield, you're automatically part of the national BlueCard program, which means that with your BCBSND identification card, you have the freedom to choose a Blue Cross Blue Shield provider anywhere in the United States. The program is also handy for members who live outside of their Blue Cross Blue Shield service area. Members receive the same provider discounts as in-state residents.
How does it work?
When you're out of the BCBSND service area and need health care services, simply show your BCBSND identification card to any Blue Cross and Blue Shield doctor or hospital. More than 85 percent of all hospitals and health care providers nationwide are participating with a Blue Cross Blue Shield Plan, and all Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans across the country participate in the program.
Domestic: Blue National Doctor & Hospital Finder
International: Blue Cross Blue Shield Global® Core Hospitals
Blue Cross Blue Shield Global® Core Brochure
Blue Cross Blue Shield Global® Core International Claim Form
Clinical Labs, Home Medical Equipment and Specialty Pharmacy
Please call the toll free Member Services phone number listed on the back of your ID card for independent (non-hospital based) clinical laboratory services, Durable Medical Equipment and supplies, or specialty pharmacy services. These services must be filed in specific states based on Blue Cross Blue Shield Association guidelines, which vary depending upon where a member receives services, where the member lives, where the laboratory or other facility is located, and other criteria. Members who do not contact BCBSND before seeking these services may incur significantly higher costs. BCBSND may provide minimal reimbursement for some covered services, depending upon the situation.
Air Ambulance Services
Air ambulance services are typically used when ground ambulance transport is not appropriate or available. BCBSND members who receive services from an air ambulance provider who does not have a participation agreement with a Blue Cross Blue Shield plan, may be responsible for significantly higher costs. These air ambulance providers have participation agreements with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota. For more information, please call 1-877-528-5140.