2014 Individual plan coverage

Doctors, hospitals, and other care providers

Understanding Medicare

Accessible care

BCN Advantage has an extensive network* of:

  • 4,080 primary care physicians
  • 14,042 specialists
  • 98 hospitals
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Urgent care centers
  • Blue Distinction Centers®
  • 2,331 retail pharmacies in Michigan
  • Other health care facilities

* Source: BCN Advantage Statewide Provider Network Database, August 2013.

Durable medical equipment

Northwood Inc. is the network provider of most durable medical equipment, as well as most prosthetic and orthotic appliances.
BCN Advantage only approves certain manufactures of DME

Northwood Inc.
1-800-667-8496, TTY: 711
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Visit the Northwood website

For diabetic supplies, including insulin pumps, blood glucose monitors, test strips and lancets, call J&B Medical Supply Company.
BCN Advantage only approves certain manufactures of DME

J&B Medical Supply Company
1-888-896-6233, TTY: 1-868-520-9624
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week
Visit the J&B Medical Supply website

Outpatient laboratory services

Joint Venture Hospital Laboratories provides outpatient laboratory services to our members. This partnership of more than 80 hospitals and more than 300 service centers provides 24-hour access and a full range of laboratory services.

1-800-445-4979, TTY: 711
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
Visit the JVHL website

Behavioral health services

Behavioral health (mental health and substance abuse) services are available without a referral from your primary care physician. If you are in need of behavioral health services, call:

1-800-431-1059, TTY: 711
24 hours a day, seven days a week

Blue Distinction Centers

Blue Distinction is a designation awarded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality health care.

At the core of the Blue Distinction program are the Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care, facilities that we recognize for their distinguished clinical care and processes. For a list of hospitals with Blue Distinction Center designations, click the specialty below.

Bariatric surgery

Cardiac care

Complex and rare cancers

Knee and hip replacement

Spine surgery


Designation as Blue Distinction Centers means these facilities' overall experience and aggregate data met objective criteria established in collaboration with expert clinicians' and leading professional organizations' recommendations. Individual outcomes may vary. To find out which services are covered under your policy at any facility, call the customer service number on the back of your ID card; and call your provider before making an appointment, to verify the most current information on the network participation status. Neither the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any of its licensees, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan or Blue Care Network, are responsible for any damages, losses, or non-covered charges that may result from using this website or receiving care from a provider listed on this website.


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