Stanford Health Care and its physicians are in-network with out of state Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans, as long as the plan uses the nationwide network of providers. This is known as the Blue Card network. Most employer sponsored group plans will include this network, especially if they have employees located in multiple states. Please contact your health plan or your employer to inquire about access to this network.
If you have an HMO plan: Stanford Health Care is in-network for hospital and specialist physician services only. You would not be able to select a Stanford Health Care physician as your primary care physician.
In order to be seen at Stanford Health Care, your primary care physician must refer you and your medical group or health plan must authorize all services provided at Stanford Health Care or by Stanford Health Care physicians.
If you have a PPO/EPO/POS plan: Stanford Health Care is in-network for all hospital and physician services. This includes specialist and primary care physician services.