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Division of Human Resources

Healthcare Providers Out-of-State or Overseas

State Health Plan members have access to BlueCross’ network of participating doctors and hospitals throughout the United States through the BlueCard® program and around the world through BlueCross BlueShield Global® Core.

Network providers throughout the United States through the BlueCard® program agree to accept the Plan’s negotiated rate, or allowed amount, as their total fee. It is better to stay in network if possible. Using an out-of-network provider means paying more for your care. Use the links on the SC Public Benefit Authority’s (PEBA) Find Care webpage to find a network provider, pharmacy, dentist or eye doctor near you.

Through BlueCross BlueShield Global Core, your State Health Plan identification card gives you access to doctors and hospitals in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide and to a broad range of medical services. The BlueCross BlueShield Global Core Service Center can help you find providers in the area where you are traveling. It can also provide other helpful information about health care overseas. Go to BlueCross BlueShield Global Core for more information. Be sure to always carry your health plan and prescription drug identification cards when traveling because you may still use them out of state. If you are covered by the State Health Plan and need behavioral health care outside South Carolina, call 800.810.2583.

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