The BlueCard Program


Across the country and around the world, we’ve got you covered

As a BlueLink TPA member, you have more freedom to choose the doctors and hospitals that best suit you and your family. Your membership gives you a world of choices. More than 85 percent of all doctors and hospitals throughout the United States contract with Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.

  • Within the United States, members are covered whether care is needed in urban or rural areas.
  • Outside of the United States, members have access to doctors and hospitals worldwide through “The BlueCard Worldwide Program”.

If the doctor or hospital is participating members do not have to complete a claim form or pay up front for medical services, except for the usual out-of-pocket expenses, such as non-covered services, deductibles, copayments and coinsurance.

When you travel or live outside of Minnesota, you can take advantage of savings the local Blue plan* has negotiated with doctors and hospitals in the area. For covered services, you should not have to pay any amount above these negotiated rates.

With the BlueCard program, you can locate doctors and hospitals quickly and easily. With your BlueLink TPA member ID card you are able to:

  • Visit the BlueCard Doctor and Hospital Finder under the Find a Doctor link to locate doctors and hospitals, along with maps and directions to find them.
  • Call BlueCard Access at 1-800-810-BLUE (2583) for the names and addresses of doctors and hospitals in the area where you or a covered dependent need care.
Note: If you’re a PPO member, always use a BlueCard PPO doctor or hospital to make sure you receive the highest level of benefits

*Each local Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.