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GeoBlue

How to find and pay for quality healthcare services all around the world.

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Global networking communication happens 24/7 in everything from business to healthcare. International travelers are often at a loss for healthcare resources in an unfamiliar city or foreign location. In an effort to keep members connected, parent company Blue Cross/Blue Shield developed GeoBlue, which is the trade name of its independently licensed worldwide insurance company. Offering services in more than 180 countries, GeoBlue was launched as an iPhone, iPad and iPod app in early 2012.

When overseas, no Internet connection is required as the mobile app is fast and convenient, recalling favorites and recent searches. Offering services similar to those completed with a phone call, GeoBlue assists with finding English speaking physicians and healthcare facilities in your location and can request an appointment at a time convenient for you. It also provides profiles on providers so you can choose any particular need from internists to dentists. If you are not sure where to go, the GPS tracking assistant will guide the way.

While all GeoBlue physicians speak English, other providers may not. GeoBlue has a built-in translation component for medical terms or phrases with audio that describes symptoms of problems in many languages. In case of emergencies, quick access to a healthcare provider can be expedited with key terms that describe the problem. Follow-up treatment plans are available in English for clarity in understanding and compliance with care. Additionally, more than 300 medication names can be translated and searched for availability with locations and directions to the nearest pharmacy. Clearly labeled keypad components allow one step touch access to emergency services and locations.
 
Eligibility requirements and insurance card information can be clearly displayed and faxed to the provider location. Saving valuable healthcare information is included so that time for searching services or care providers is minimal. If located somewhere within the U.S., GeoBlue provides access to physician information throughout the country. Click here to download the app.



     

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