Blue Distinction Specialty Care
Blue Distinction® and Blue Distinction® Centers+ are recognized for providing distinguished specialty services. By choosing a Blue Distinction Center, you can feel confident that you are getting expert care for your specific needs.
Specialty care made for you
Blue Distinction Centers:
- Must meet certain clinical quality and value criteria
- Consistently provide expert specialty services
- Help patients make cost-effective choices
- Typically have overall better patient outcomes
In addition to the above criteria, Blue Distinction Centers+ also demonstrate a history of offering more affordable care.
Blue Shield offers specialty care for the following conditions* through Blue Distinction Centers:
Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery®
Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care®
Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement®
Blue Distinction Centers for Spine Surgery®
Blue Distinction Centers for Maternity Care®
Blue Distinction Centers for Fertility Care®
Blue Distinction Centers for Cellular Immunotherapy®†
Blue Distinction Centers for Substance Use Treatment and Recovery®†
Find a Blue Distinction Center
Call the customer service number on your Blue Shield member ID card. Or log in to your online member account to find Blue Distinction Centers near you.
Blue Distinction Centers in CA
Blue Distinction Centers outside CA
* Certain medical and network criteria must be met before coverage can be authorized. Check your Evidence of Coverage or call customer service for more information.
† Blue Distinction Centers for Cellular Immunotherapy and Blue Distinction Centers for Substance Use Treatment and Recovery currently do not have Blue Distinction Centers+ facilities.
Designation as Blue Distinction Centers means these facilities' overall experience and aggregate data met objective criteria established in collaboration with expert clinician and leading professional organizations' recommendations. Individual outcomes may vary. To find out which services are covered under your policy before making an appointment at any facility, please call Blue Shield Customer Service and call your provider to verify the most current information on the participation status. Neither the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any of its Licensees are responsible for any damages, losses, or non-covered charges that may result from using this Web site or receiving care from a provider listed in this website.