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Traveling this Summer?

Plan ahead to get care on the go

traveling this summer

Planning ahead for summer travel often means mapping out a road trip route and reserving a hotel room or campsite. But planning for when and where you can get care while away from home can help you and your family stay healthy and get the most out of your health benefits.

Telehealth: Your doctor’s office might be able to schedule you for a same-day virtual appointment. Contact the office before you leave home to learn more.

In-network care: Use the Blue Cross of Idaho member app to search for in-network care from an urgent care clinic or hospital. You can even get directions to a location within the app. Don’t have the member app? Find it in the App Store and Google Play Store.

Your doctor: Don’t rule out a phone call to your doctor’s office if you or a family member need care while away from home. Your doctor might recommend you visit an urgent care clinic, give you advice over the phone or schedule an appointment for when you’re back home.

Posted: June 28, 2021