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Chatham County

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In central North Carolina, Chatham County is popular with families, providing plenty of family-friendly activities, affordable living, and excellent healthcare facilities. Around 72,000 people live in the county, with a median age of 43. The county's education system has an excellent reputation, achieving an average graduation rate of 92% and an average SAT score of 1,163. The county also has a relatively low unemployment rate of 4.4%, making it attractive for families looking for long-term job stability.

Families can participate in fun outdoor activities at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, including hiking, biking, or fishing. The Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival is popular for families, featuring live music, food stalls, and crafts. Silk Hope Winery is another excellent option offering tours and tastings of locally made wine. For peace of mind, families can access medical care, including emergency and surgical care, at Chatham Hospital. The county also has several primary care clinics and specialists' providing comprehensive family medical care.

Chatham County is home to many towns, including Pittsboro, Siler City, and Goldston. Pittsboro features a historic courthouse, a charming downtown area, and vibrant arts scene. Siler City (in the county's southwest) is home to the Siler City Country Club for golfing and recreational activities. Zip codes in the county include 27312, 27344, 27207, 27228, and 27517.

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Good option if you want a broad choice of in-network doctors, specialists and hospitals.

Network

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)

Availability

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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.

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Good option if you wish to get care from UNC Health, UNC Health Alliance and its affiliated doctors and hospitals. (E1)

Since the majority of doctors in this plan are in the same network, it’s easier for them to work together on your behalf.

Network

  • Hospitals and providers including 1,200+ primary care providers (E2) Includes UNC Medical Center

  • UNC Medical Center, is nationally ranked in 4 adult and 7 pediatric specialties by U.S. News (E3)

  • UNC Rex, rated by U.S. News as high performing in 17 adult procedures and conditions (E4)

  • All doctors outside the UNC Health Alliance provider network are considered out-of-network for Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance, including: Cone Health, Duke Health and WakeMed. Out-of-state providers are also out-of-network. When traveling outside of North Carolina or the U.S., only emergency services will be covered at the in-network benefit level. All other non-emergency covered services will be covered at the out-of-network benefit level.

Availability

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Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance is available on and off Marketplace to residents of these North Carolina counties: Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Johnston, Lee, Nash, Orange, Person, and Wake.

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Footnotes

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).

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Chatham County ZIP Codes include: 27207, 27208, 27213, 27228, 27252, 27256, 27259, 27312, 27344, 27559, and 27562

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