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BlueCard Worldwide: Living or Traveling Outside the U.S.

BlueCard Worldwide® Program

When you are a BlueSM member, you take your healthcare benefits with you when you are abroad. Through the BlueCard Worldwide® program, you have access to medical assistance services, doctors and hospitals when traveling or living outside of the United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands.

Visit the BlueCard Worldwide website 

  • Search for hospitals and doctors worldwide
  • Find helpful travel and destination information




Benefits of BlueCard Worldwide

Getting you healthy is our first priorty so paying for service is easy.  

  • For inpatient care at a BlueCard Worldwide® hospital that was arranged through the BlueCard Worldwide Service Center, you only pay the provider the usual out-of-pocket expenses (non-covered services, deductible, co-payment and co-insurance) when cashless access is arranged. The provider files the claim for you.
  • For all outpatient and professional medical care, you pay the provider and submit a claim. You may also have to pay the hospital (and submit a claim) for inpatient care obtained from a non-BlueCard Worldwide® hospital or when inpatient care was not arranged through the BlueCard Worldwide Service Center.      

Neither the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any of its independent Licensees shall be liable for any losses, damages, or uncovered charges as a result of using the BlueCard Worldwide Service Center or receiving care from any provider listed on the BlueCard Worldwide website.