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Healthy Blue benefits

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When you’re part of the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, you get all your regular Medicaid benefits and services, plus lots of free extras just for being our member. We’re here to help you get and stay healthy.

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What you get with Healthy Blue

Our benefits and services are designed to make a difference in your life.


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Doctor visits

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Vision care

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Dental care

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There are no copays for preventive and urgent care services. Your benefits include:

  • Primary care provider (PCP) visits
  • Immunizations and wellness visits
  • EPSDT (early and periodic screening, diagnosis and treatment) services for members under 21
  • Specialist visits
  • Urgent and emergency care
  • Hospital care
  • Lab and X-ray services
  • Pregnancy services 
  • Family planning
  • Chiropractic services
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Speech and hearing services
  • Behavioral health care (mental and substance abuse services)
  • Home health care services
  • Disease management for asthma, diabetes and more

Some members will pay low copays for some care. See your member handbook for a full list of benefits.
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Registered nurses are available anytime, day or night. They can:

  • Advise you on where to go when you need care.
  • Help you with any health questions you have.

Call the 24-Hour Nurseline 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-866-577-9710 (TTY 1-800-368-4424).

Dental benefits are provided through DentaQuest.

Members age 21 and older can get up to $750 per year to use for covered dental services like:

  • Oral exams
  • Cleanings
  • X-rays
  • Extractions
  • Fillings
  • Medically necessary emergency procedures from an oral surgeon

Members under 21 years can get:

  • Diagnostic, preventive, restorative and surgical benefits
  • Routine dental care
  • Oral exams
  • Cleanings
  • X-rays
  • Fluoride treatments

There are no copays for emergency services. There’s a $3.40 copay for other dental services.

For questions about your dental benefits or to find a dentist, call DentaQuest at 1-888-307-6552. You can also visit the DentaQuest website.

DentaQuest is an independent company providing dental benefit services on behalf of BlueChoice HealthPlan.
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Find a Dentist

Vision benefits are provided by Vision Service Plan (VSP). Vision services include:
Members under 21 years of age

  • Preventive screenings
  • Eye exam once a year
  • Glasses (frames and lenses) once a year

Members 21 years of age and older

  • Eye exam once a year
  • Glasses (frames and lenses) once every two years

There’s no copay for routine vision services. There’s a $3.30 copay for members 19 years of age and older who see an eye doctor for medical reasons.

For questions about your vision benefits or to find an eye doctor, call VSP Member Services at 1-800-877-7195 (TTY 1-800-428-4833). You can also visit the VSP website.

Find a provider

VSP is an independent company providing vision benefit services on behalf of BlueChoice HealthPlan.
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Your benefits include a wide range of prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. We work with CarelonRx to provide these benefits. There is a $3.40 copay for members 19 years of age and older. Members under age 19 and pregnant women do not have copays. Visit the Pharmacy page to find a pharmacy near you and check if your medicine is covered.

CarelonRx is an independent company providing pharmacy benefit management services on behalf of BlueChoice HealthPlan.

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You can get no-cost rides to your medical appointments. You or your provider should call to schedule your ride at least three business days before your appointment.

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Healthy Blue members receive these great extras, at no cost!  If you're not already a Healthy Blue member, learn more here about how to enroll.

All members can receive:

  • Healthy Rewards gift cards to use at your favorite retail stores for completing wellness visits and preventive screenings.
  • Free cellphone with monthly minutes, data and texting.
  • Discounts for Jenny Craig®.
  • Free GED Ready Assessment Exam for members ages 17 and up.
  • Free coupon booklet with discounts to local retailers.
  • Two months free Internet Essentials Wi-Fi program in participating areas.
  • Community events with food, games and prizes.

Children can receive:

  • Discounts on Boys & Girls Club fees — for eligible members ages 6–18 at participating clubs.
  • A free Girl Scout membership — plus discounts toward program materials for eligible members.
  • A free Youth Explorer Program through Boy Scouts of America — for members ages 8–18..
  • A free sports physical — for members ages 6–18.
  • A free headset learning gear — for members ages 5–18.
  • Blue Book ClubSM access — members can receive a $35 Barnes & Noble gift card to purchase books for their baby aged 2 years or younger.

Pregnant members and new parents can receive a:

  • Free Sam’s Club membership.
  • Gift card to Barnes & Noble to grow your baby’s library.
  • Free infant car seat for going to prenatal visits.
  • Free circumcision for boys up to 1 year old.
  • Free case of diapers for members newborn–15 months with well-child checkup.
  • Healthy Rewards reloadable debit card to use at certain retail stores for going to prenatal and well-child checkups.
  • Free electric breast pump.
  • Free prenatal program with pharmacy and nutritional counseling.
  • Free referrals for in-home nurse care before and after your baby is born.

Members in case management can receive:

  • Free Uber gift card or free annual oil change.

Members with diabetes can receive:

  • Two months of fresh fruits and vegetables delivered to their home.
Members with asthma may receive:
  • An Asthma Catalog worth up to $200.

Limitations and restrictions apply. Benefits may change.

You can redeem a portion of your benefits online through your secure account. View the extra benefits you are eligible for on the Benefit Reward Hub or call the Customer Care Center at 866-781-5094. (TTY 866-773-9634), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time.

Log in to start receiving these extra benefits today!
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Whether you’re thinking about having a baby, pregnant, already a new mom, or you’re not planning to have a baby, we can help you take steps to stay healthy at every stage.

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Healthy Rewards is a no-cost, optional program for Healthy Blue members. The program encourages you to receive the care you need to create a healthy lifestyle and then rewards you with gift cards to popular retailers. You may be eligible to earn the following rewards for healthy activities:

•    $25 for childhood and teen wellness visits
•    $50 for breast cancer screenings
•    $25 for chlamydia screenings
•    $50 for cervical cancer screenings
•    $10 for a flu vaccine
•    $25 for a diabetic retinal eye exam
•    $25 for a diabetic A1c screening
•    $5 for completing a What do you know about diabetes? quiz
•    $25 for pregnant members who go to a prenatal visit in their first trimester or within 42 days of enrollment
•    $50 for new moms who go to their postpartum visit 7–84 days after delivery
•    Up to $80 for completing well-baby visits during your child’s first 30 months of life

Join today and start earning rewards

To see what you are eligible for, join Healthy Rewards by logging in to your Healthy Blue account and visiting the Benefit Reward Hub. You also can join the program or speak to someone by calling Healthy Rewards at 888-990-8681 (TTY 711), Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time.

If you need help setting up your Healthy Blue online account, call the Customer Care Center at 866-781-5094 (TTY 866-773-9634), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time.

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A referral is when your primary care provider (PCP) sends you to another provider for care. This care is often from a specialist. As a Healthy Blue member, you don’t need a referral to see a specialist in your plan.


You may need preapproval for certain services. Preapproval is when your doctor asks us to approve a service before you receive it. Your PCP will work with us to get the approval you need.

You do not need an approval from your PCP for these types of care:

  • Primary care services
  • Women’s health care services
  • Family planning services
  • Children’s screening services
  • Services provided at local health departments
  • Emergency care
  • Urgent care

Preapproval is needed for:

  • Audiology (hearing services)
  • Behavioral health and substance use services
  • Durable medical equipment (DME) and disposable supplies
  • Home health care
  • Hospital inpatient services
  • Institutional long-term care facilities and nursing homes
  • Some lab and X-ray services
  • Some transportation services
  • Certain prescriptions and medications
  • Some therapy services such as:
    • Physical therapy
    • Occupational therapy
    • Speech therapy
  • Transplant services
  • Care from a provider who doesn’t work with your plan

For more information about services that need preapproval, please see your member handbook.

Get the most from your benefits

New to Healthy Blue?

As a new member, we know you have questions, and we want you to get the most out of your benefits. Read our tips to help you get started with your new health plan.

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Healthy Blue member handbook

Complete benefit information can be found in your member handbook.