Guilford County residents have the choice of two healthcare options: Blue Advantage (Off Marketplace only), and Blue Local, in partnership with Wake Forest Baptist Health.
Good option if you wish to get care from Atrium Health and its affiliated doctors and hospitals. (C1)
Since the majority of doctors in this plan are in the same health care system, it’s easier for them to work together on your behalf.
A provider network that includes Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital, which is nationally ranked in eight specialties;2 Carolinas Medical Center, which was named the “Best Hospital” in the Charlotte metro region for the seventh straight year;3 and 40 hospitals and more than 1,400 care locations.4
A provider network that includes more than 2,700 physicians;5 Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center; an academic medical center; five community hospitals; Brenner Children’s Hospital; more than 300 primary care and specialty clinics;5 and one of only three comprehensive cancer centers in North Carolina.6
All doctors outside the Atrium Health provider network are considered out-of-network and not covered by Blue Local, with Atrium Health, including CaroMont Health, Cone Health, Novant Health, and their affiliated providers. Out-of-network benefit coverage is not available except for emergency services, urgent care, and for medically necessary covered services when an in-network provider is not reasonably available per the access to care standards of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC).
Out-of-state providers are also out-of-network and not covered. When traveling outside of North Carolina or the United States, only emergency services and urgent care will be covered at the in-network benefit level. All other non-emergency services will be out-of-network and not covered.
Blue Local with Atrium Health is available on and off Marketplace to residents of these North Carolina counties: Anson, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Randolph, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Wilkes and Yadkin.
Good option if you want a broad choice of in-network doctors, specialists and hospitals.
Our largest statewide network. Full statewide network with the most provider choice. More than 95% of doctors and 98% of hospitals in North Carolina are in-network (A1)
Blue Advantage is available on and off Marketplace to residents in all North Carolina counties EXCEPT the following, where it is available only off Marketplace: Alamance, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Johnston, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Orange, Person, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Surry, Union, Wake, and Yadkin.
in Guilford County
Greensboro, North Carolina, offers a comprehensive range of medical and healthcare facilities to cater to the needs of individuals and families in the area. With a strong healthcare infrastructure, the city ensures accessible and quality healthcare services for its residents.
Greensboro is home to several prominent hospitals and medical centers. Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, part of the Cone Health network, is a leading acute care facility providing a wide range of medical services, including emergency care, surgery, diagnostic imaging, and specialized treatments. The Greensboro Specialty Surgery Center is another major facility specializing in outpatient surgical procedures.
The city also hosts numerous clinics and family medicine practices that offer primary care services. These facilities provide routine check-ups, preventive care, and management of chronic conditions. Notable clinics include Eagle Physicians and Associates, Guilford Medical Associates, and LeBauer HealthCare.
In addition to primary care, Greensboro offers specialized care through various specialty clinics and centers. The Cone Health Cancer Center provides comprehensive cancer diagnosis, treatment, and support services. The Cone Health Heart and Vascular Center specializes in cardiovascular care, and the Cone Health Orthopedic Center focuses on orthopedic treatments and surgeries.
Mental health services are also available in Greensboro. The Cone Health Behavioral Health Hospital offers psychiatric care, counseling, and therapy services for individuals of all ages. Additionally, Greensboro has private mental health practices and therapists specializing in different areas of mental health.
To support the well-being of senior residents, Greensboro provides nursing homes and assisted living facilities such as Friends Homes at Guilford and The Shannon Gray Rehabilitation and Recovery Center. These facilities offer long-term care, rehabilitation services, and assistance with daily activities for seniors.
Furthermore, Greensboro emphasizes wellness and preventive care through public health departments and community programs. The Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services offers various services, including immunizations, health screenings, family planning, and health education initiatives.
In conclusion, Greensboro, North Carolina, provides a robust healthcare infrastructure for individuals and families. With hospitals, clinics, specialized centers, mental health services, and facilities for seniors, the city ensures that residents can access high-quality healthcare services to meet their medical needs.
Health Plans of NC, Kelly Quinn
A1. Blue Cross NC Provider Internal Data; percentages indicated represent Blue Cross NC's PPO Network as of July 22, 2022. Note: Not all plans are available in all areas.
B1. Blue Cross NC has collaborated with Novant Health to bring you Blue Home with Novant Health. Blue Home with Novant Health is a health insurance plan offered by Blue Cross NC that provides access to a limited network of providers. Novant Health is an independent company that is solely responsible for the physicians and medical facilities it owns and operates. Novant Health does not offer Blue Cross or Blue Shield products or services.
B2. NovantHealth, www.novanthealth.org/home/about-us/company-information.aspx (Accessed August 2022).
C1. Blue Cross NC has collaborated with Atrium Health to bring you Blue Local with Atrium Health. Blue Local with Atrium Health is a health insurance plan offered by Blue Cross NC that provides access to Atrium Health’s limited network of providers. Atrium Health is an independent company that is solely responsible for the physicians and medical facilities it owns/operates and does not offer Blue Cross or Blue Shield products or services.
C2. U.S. News & World Report, www.health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/nc/levine-childrens-hospital-PA6360280 (Accessed September 2022).
C3. AtriumHealth, www.atriumhealth.org/about-us/newsroom/news/2020/07/atrium-health-earns-multiple-honors-by-us-news-world-report (Accessed September 2022).
C4. AtriumHealth, www.atriumhealth.org/about-us (Accessed September 2022).
D1. Blue Cross NC has collaborated with Wake Forest Baptist Health to bring you Blue Local with Wake Forest Baptist Health. Blue Local with Wake Forest Baptist Health is a health insurance plan offered by Blue Cross NC that provides access to a limited network of providers. Wake Forest Baptist Health is an independent company that is solely responsible for the physicians and medical facilities it owns and operates. Wake Forest Baptist Health does not offer Blue Cross or Blue Shield products or services.
D2. WakeForestBaptistHealth, www.wakehealth.edu/-/media/WakeForest/Clinical/Files/About-Us/2019FactBook.pdf (Accessed September 2022).
E1. Blue Cross NC has collaborated with UNC Health Care to bring you Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance. Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance is a health insurance plan offered by Blue Cross NC that provides access to a limited network of providers. UNC Health Care is an independent company that is solely responsible for the physicians and medical facilities it owns and operates. UNC Health Care does not offer Blue Cross or Blue Shield products or services.
E2. UNC Health, www.unchealthcare.org/health-alliance/ (Accessed August 2022).
E3. U.S. News and World Report, www.health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/nc/university-of-north-carolina-hospitals-6360260 (Accessed September 2022).
E4. U.S. News and World Report, www.health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/nc/rex-healthcare-6361210 (Accessed September 2022).
Greensboro, North Carolina ZIP Codes include: 27395, 27401, 27402, 27403, 27404, 27405, 27406, 27407, 27408, 27409, 27410, 27411, 27412, 27413, 27415, 27416, 27417, 27419, 27420, 27425, 27427, 27429, 27435, 27438, 27455, 27480, 27495, 27497, 27498, and 27499