PORTLAND, Ore. – As Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon continues to negotiate with the leaders of Legacy Health about a new contract, we want to assure our members and communities that we are ready to help our members with their ongoing care needs.

Regence offers a broad network of high-quality providers that includes Providence Health & Services, OHSU Health, PeaceHealth, Adventist Health Portland, Hillsboro Medical Center, Praxis Health, The Portland Clinic, and many more. Most of the major health systems and providers in the Portland metropolitan area and Clark County, Wash., tell us they have capacity and are ready to support our members’ primary, surgical and specialty care, among other needs, should Legacy choose to end its contract with us.

We are reaching out to members now to help them find alternative providers who can accommodate their care needs.

“We don’t take lightly our members’ concerns about their ability to find needed care if Legacy decides to leave our network. We want to reassure them that we are here to help,” said Dr. Zak Ramadan-Jradi, Regence vice president of Network Management. “We are grateful to our other provider partners who have stepped up at this time and who share our commitment to high-quality, affordable health care.”

Members who need support finding in-network care can go to regence.com and use the Find a Doctor tool or they can call us at the number on the back of their member ID card.

Meanwhile, we continue to have conversations with Legacy Health’s leadership, as recently as this week, in hopes we can reach agreement before Legacy is out of network April 1. For the latest updates, visit our Legacy Health updates page.

About Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon

Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, headquartered in Portland, has been serving Oregonians since 1941 and now provides more than 994,000 people with comprehensive health insurance solutions. As a taxpaying nonprofit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Regence is part of a family of companies dedicated to transforming health care by delivering innovative products and services that change the way consumers nationwide experience health care. For more information, please visit regence.comfacebook.com/regencebluecrossblueshield, or twitter.com/regenceoregon.