BlueCare DirectSM

Blue Care Direct HMO

Chicago-area residents now have a new choice for health care coverage. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) has teamed up with Advocate Health Care* to offer a new, more affordable health plan — BlueCare Direct.

BlueCare Direct. Great Access. More Affordable Coverage.

BlueCare Direct combines the strength, expertise and reputation of two of the state’s most respected leaders in the health industry. Advocate is the largest health system in Illinois, and BCBSIL is the largest health insurer in the state. Advocate is uniquely positioned to deliver quality patient outcomes, while working to manage overall health care costs, with the goal of delivering value to our members.

BlueCare Direct provides access to Advocate Health Care’s vast network of doctors and hospitals in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake and Will counties. It’s being offered to our individual, family and small group customers on our website and on Get Covered Illinois, the Official Health Marketplace. Along with all the features of an HMO, BlueCare Direct offers:

  • Lower monthly premiums and lower out-of-pocket costs than most other HMO plans available to individual plan members
  • Same-day appointments for primary care**
  • Same day mammograms, and get the results on the same day**
  • See a cardiologist within 24 hours
  • Access to Advocate’s network of over 250 sites of care, including:
    • 4,000+ Advocate doctors
    • 11 Advocate community hospitals
    • The state’s largest integrated children’s network
    • The state’s largest home health and hospice companies
    • One of the region’s largest medical groups

BlueCare Direct is an innovative new plan designed to offer you a new choice in your path to becoming a healthier you.

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*Advocate Health Care is an independently contracted provider.

**In most cases if you call Advocate Health Care before 2 p.m., you’ll be offered a same-day appointment. If you call after 2 p.m. you'll be offered an appointment for the next day.

BlueCare Direct is available only in the Chicago area.