Bright offers members access to a fantastic suite of benefits including:
- $0 Primary Care Visits (Select Plans)
- $0 Deductibles (Select Plans)
- NO Primary Care Physician (PCP) selection required
This means you don’t have pick a single doctor for your care, or go through the hassle of switching your PCP mid-year like on most traditional HMOs
- NO Referrals needed to see specialists
This is the most common complaint we hear about HMOs. Bright Health eliminated the hassle
- Out of network coverage
- Urgent Care/Emergency services covered in the contiguous US
- National Urgent Care Network for Out-of-Network services
The Bright Health network includes a wide variety of hospitals in the Chicagoland area, with access to top hospitals like NorthShore and the entire Amita Health System.
Bright Health Illinois Service Areas
- Greater Chicago Area
- Cook, DuPage, Kane and Will Counties
- NorthShore University
- DuPage Medical Group
- AMITA health
You can access care by any Bright Health Care Partner. Members do not have to designate a single Care Partner for care like a traditional HMO
Example: A member could receive care from a PCP at DuPage Medical while also receiving care from a Specialist at NorthShore or receiving urgent care at AMITA Health
Bright Health Pharmacy Benefits
67,000 National Pharmacy Locations including Walmart, CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens. In the Greater Chicago Service Area, the following pharmacies are also included in their network:
- Quest Diagnostics
Bright Health Hospital List
|Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital
|Adventist Glenoaks Hospital
|Adventist Hinsdale Hospital
|Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital
|Alexian Brothers Medical Center
|Elk Grove Village
|Alexian Brothers Women And Children’S Hospital
|AMITA Health Adventist Center Bolingbrook
|AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks
|AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale
|AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center La Grange
|AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village
|Elk Grove Village
|AMITA Health Holy Family Medical Center Des Plaines
|AMITA Health Mercy Medical Center Aurora
|AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center Chicago
|AMITA Health Saint Francis Hospital Evanston
|AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago
|AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Elgin
|AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet
|AMITA Health Saint Mary’s Hospital Kankakee
|AMITA Health Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Chicago
|Holy Cross Hospital
|Kindred Hospital – Chicago – Lakeshore
|Kindred Hospital – Chicago Central
|Kindred Hospital – Chicago North
|Kindred Hospital – Chicago Northlake
|Kindred Hospital – Sycamore
|Kindred Hospital Peoria
|Mount Sinai Hospital
|Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center Of Chicago
|Northshore Hospital System (all locations)
|Palos Community Hospital
|Presence Holy Family Medical Center
What is a Network?
It’s a group of providers and facilities Bright Health has partnered with to offer affordable, quality care.
Here are some things to think about as you are making a plan choice:
Have a doctor you love and trust?
Before you choose a plan, check to see if they are in-network. If they are not, are you willing to see someone different?
Are you interested in Telehealth?
Online visits can be a great option for non-serious illnesses and injuries.
Why does the network matter?
In a word, cost. Their plans cover charges from in-network providers only, except in emergencies and other rare, pre-approved situations. Because of this, you may end up paying the entire cost for services you receive outside the network.