Blue Cross Blue Shield
We are in-network providers for Blue Cross Blue Shield plans. Blue Cross Blue Shield is a federation of more than thirty separate local Blue Cross and Blue Shield organizations. In Portland, our local ones are Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon and Premera Blue Cross in Washington.
Blue Cross Blue Shield is a medical insurance plan, so you will be able to use this insurance for medical eye care at our office such as treatment of eye infection or ocular disease. If you have routine vision coverage through your Blue Cross Blue Shield plan there will usually be a “Y” under the “V” on your Blue Cross Blue Shield card. This stands for “Yes,” you do have “Vision” coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield. If you have routine vision coverage through your Blue Cross Blue Shield plan, you can also use this insurance at our office to cover a routine eye exam for glasses or contact lenses. Typically, with Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, your eye exam is covered in full with no copay and you are responsible for contact lens fitting fees. Usually you will also have an allowance that you can use toward the purchase of contacts or eyeglasses.
In some cases, Blue Cross Blue Shield will outsource your routine vision benefits to another company, so you will have Blue Cross Blue Shield coverage for medical eye care, but will be covered for routine vision care and materials through another company, commonly VSP or EyeMed. Sometimes it can be difficult to figure out which company actually is responsible for providing your coverage, so make sure to provide your vision and medical insurance information when you complete your online patient registration form (click on “ONLINE FORM” on the right of the menu bar at the top of this page) so we can have your benefits verified before you visit and can help you make the most of your insurance coverage.