Blue Distinction Center Facility Finder | Blue Cross Blue Shield

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is an association of 36 independent, locally operated Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield companies.

Looking for a hospital that provides high quality care for specific procedures? Through the Blue Distinction® Specialty Care program, healthcare facilities and providers are recognized as Blue Distinction Centers for their proven expertise, high quality care and patient results.

Blue Distinction Centers are healthcare facilities and providers recognized for their expertise in delivering specialty care.
Blue Distinction Centers+ are healthcare facilities and providers recognized for their expertise and efficiency in delivering specialty care.

Bariatric Surgery

*Blue Distinction Center designation only

**Blue Distinction designations (BDC and BDC+) are given to facilities, not to individual physicians. For your convenience, however, names of physicians who participate in PPO products are also listed above with the Blue Distinction-designated facilities with which they are affiliated. For more information on these or other physicians, or other non-designated facilities with which they may be affiliated, contact your local BCBS Plan, or visit

1 This facility indicated voluntarily that Radiologists, Anesthesiologists, Pathologists, Hospitalists, and Intensivists who provide services for elective (scheduled) procedures related to this Blue Distinction Specialty Care program are in the local Plan's BlueCard PPO network.

2 This is a freestanding surgery center that performs outpatient procedures, not a hospital. Speak with your doctor about the right choice for your bariatric surgery.

Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) met overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for facilities located in its own service area; for details, contact your Local Blue Plan. Blue Distinction Centers+ (BDC+) also met cost measures that address consumers' need for affordable healthcare. Each facility's cost of care is evaluated using data from its Local Blue Plan. Facilities in CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in two Local Blue Plans' areas, resulting in two evaluations for cost of care; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether one or both cost of care evaluation(s) must meet BDC+ national criteria. National criteria for BDC and BDC+ are displayed on Individual outcomes may vary. For details on a provider's in-network status or your own policy's coverage, contact your Local Blue Plan and ask your provider before making an appointment. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for non-covered charges or other losses or damages resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers.