COVID-19: What our network providers need to know

At Blue Shield of California and Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan, we continue to do all we can during the COVID-19 public health emergency to support the health, safety and well-being of our members.
We also want to keep you informed as you courageously provide care on the front lines.

We encourage you to visit this page often so you can see the updates we post as new information becomes available.

Medi-Cal Providers Encouraged to Apply for Health and Human Services Medicaid/CHIP Provider Relief Funds

June 22, 2020  - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is getting ready to determine distribution of additional funding for COVID-19 impact relief. HHS expects to distribute $15 billion to eligible Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) providers.

Providers who did not receive funding from the initial $50 billion distribution are eligible to apply for a portion of the funding. HHS will be fully responsible for determining all allocations of funds.

Visit HHS’s coronavirus website now to learn how to apply to be considered for funding.

Blue Shield of California extends copayment, coinsurance and deductible waivers for COVID-19 treatment through September 30, 2020

June 9, 2020  - Blue Shield of California will continue waiving copayments, coinsurance and deductible requirements for COVID-19 treatment for members who are covered under fully insured commercial HMO and PPO plans, Medicare Advantage plans, and Medicare Supplemental plans through September 30, 2020. These cost-sharing waivers will also apply for members enrolled in self-funded plans administered by Blue Shield if the plan sponsor has elected to participate. Cost-sharing for medical services is not applicable to Medi-Cal and Cal MediConnect plans. Stay informed about other ways Blue Shield is providing financial support to members and providers impacted by the COVID-19 crises.

Visit Blue Shield’s News Center to learn more

Blue Shield of California Announces Financial Support Options to Healthcare Providers in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

April 21, 2020 - As part of an over $200 million commitment to support healthcare providers and hospitals facing financial pressures resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Blue Shield of California has announced programs available to its network providers. For information about the programs, write to

Learn more details now at Blue Shield’s news center.


Content by section

COVID-19 updates for Blue Shield members

Read member information on how and where to get care for COVID-19.

See Blue Shield member COVID-19 news/updates

COVID-19 updates on Blue Shield News Center

Read the latest COVID-19 (coronavirus) updates on the Blue Shield News Center.

Access News Center COVID-19 articles