Our Blue Shield PPO plans give you the flexibility of being able to go to a specialist, such as a dermatologist or cardiologist, without obtaining a referral. You also have the option of seeing a specialist who is not in our preferred provider network.

To keep your medical costs down, it's wise to go to a specialist who is in our preferred provider network. A preferred provider is a doctor, hospital or other medical professional in the Blue Shield network and under contract with us to provide health services.

To get specific details please refer to your Evidence of Coverage (EOC) or Certificate of Insurance (COI).