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Residents of Dare County have the exclusive option of Blue Advantage. This plan guarantees access to an extensive network of healthcare providers, with over 95% of doctors and 98% of hospitals in North Carolina being part of the in-network providers.

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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)

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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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Dare County

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Dare County is a popular destination for families looking to live near the coast. This North Carolina county is home to around 36,000 people and boasts a median home value of $459,000, reflecting its desirable location. Plenty of recreational activities, such as water sports, nature trails, and beach activities, are available for families. Families can also benefit from a mild climate, with temperatures ranging from the low 50s in winter to the mid-80s in summer.

Family-friendly attractions include the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, the Wright Brothers National Memorial, and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. The county also hosts many family-friendly events, such as the Dare County Fair and the Outer Banks Seafood Festival. It's a great place to raise kids with a warm and welcoming community, low crime rate, high quality of life, and some excellent schools. Dare County also has several healthcare facilities, including the Outer Banks Hospital and Urgent Care.

Towns in Dare County (zip codes 27948, 27959, and 27982) include Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, and Hatteras. Kitty Hawk offers family-friendly beach activities, while Nags Head is home to the Jockey's Ridge State Park and the Nags Head Woods Preserve. Hatteras is a remote and peaceful community with beautiful beaches and fishing opportunities. There are lots of reasons families enjoy living in this scenic county.

Area Hospitals
  • ECU Health Bertie Hospital, 1403 S King St, Windsor, NC, 27983, (252) 794-6600

  • ECU Health Chowan Hospital, 211 Virginia Rd, Edenton, NC, 27932, (252) 482-8451

  • ECU Health Edgecombe Hospital, 111 Hospital Dr, Tarboro, NC, 27886, (252) 641-7700

  • ECU Health North Hospital, 250 Smith Church Rd, Roanoke Rapids, NC, 27870, (252) 535-8011

  • ECU Health Roanoke-Chowan Hosp, 500 Academy St S, Ahoskie, NC, 27910, (252) 209-3000

  • Martin General Hospital, 310 S Mccaskey Rd, Williamston, NC, 27892, (252) 809-6300

  • Outer Banks Hospital, 4800 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC, 27959, (252) 449-4500

  • Sentara Albemarle Medical Ctr, 1144 N Road St, Elizabeth City, NC, 27909, (252) 335-0531

  • Washington Regional Med Ctr, 958 US Highway 64 E, Plymouth, NC, 27962, (252) 793-4135

Area Medical Clinics
  • ECU Health Endocrinology-Ahsk, 226 Academy St S, Ahoskie, NC, 27910, (252) 209-3991

  • ECU Health Family Medicine, 1124 Harvey Point Rd, Hertford, NC, 27944, (252) 426-2946

  • ECU Health Family Medicine, 1385 Medical Center Dr # 4942, Roanoke Rapids, NC, 27870, (252) 537-9176

  • ECU Health Heart-Vascular Care, 220 Smith Church Rd, Roanoke Rapids, NC, 27870, (252) 537-9268

  • ECU Health Internal Medicine, 104 Mark Dr, Edenton, NC, 27932, (252) 482-5171

  • ECU Health Multispecialty, 113 Virginia Rd, Edenton, NC, 27932, (252) 482-3047

  • ECU Health Neurology-Edenton, 203 Earnhart Dr # B, Edenton, NC, 27932, (252) 482-5868

  • ECU Health Orthopedics-Roanoke, 171 N Carolina 125, Roanoke Rapids, NC, 27870, (252) 537-5631

  • ECU Health Pulmonology-Ahoskie, 222 Academy St S, Ahoskie, NC, 27910, (252) 209-3440

  • ECU Health Sleep Medicine, 240 Smith Church Rd # A, Roanoke Rapids, NC, 27870, (252) 535-1082

  • Halifax Regional Med Ctr Inc, 250 Smith Church Rd, Roanoke Rapids, NC, 27870, Not Available

  • Island Medical Ctr, 715 US Highway 64, Manteo, NC, 27954, (252) 473-2500

  • Sentara Vascular Specialists, 5200 N Croatan Hwy # 6, Kitty Hawk, NC, 27949, (252) 255-6125

  • Signature Healthcare, 305 E 14th St, Roanoke Rapids, NC, 27870, (252) 537-6181

  • Vidant Sleep Medicine-Roanoke, 240 Smith Church Rd, Roanoke Rapids, NC, 27870, (252) 535-1082

Individual/Family Common Questions

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What Is Individual Health Insurance?: A Complete Guide

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How Much Is Individual Health Insurance? A Complete Guide

There are several options you must consider when choosing a health insurance plan. Many people receive coverage through their workplace. On the other hand, Medicare (a public health program created by the federal government) might be the most suitable for the elderly or retired. However, there are also individual plans available from health insurance companies. But how much is individual health insurance, and what does it cover?
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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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Dare County ZIP Codes include: 27915, 27920, 27936, 27943, 27948, 27949, 27953, 27954, 27959, 27968, 27972, 27978, 27981, and 27982

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