Medical Benefits

Part-Time Nurse Practitioner On Site at Employee Medical

A part-time nurse practitioner is on site Monday and Thursday from noon to 5 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Walk-ins are welcome but, whenever possible, appointments are preferred. Employees can be seen without a co-pay for non-work related illnesses and injuries. Medical tests to diagnose strep throat, flu, diabetes and dipstick urinalysis can also be performed at no cost to employees. The nurse practitioner can write prescriptions, provide confidential health counseling, make medical referrals and treat a wide variety of health problems.

As a reminder, employees with life-threatening medical emergencies such as shortness of breath, chest pain, profuse bleeding, and loss of consciousness that prevents standing or walking, can be adequately treated in the Emergency Room only.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC)

You can contact Blue Cross Blue Shield by calling 1-877-258-3334 or you can visit their website. We also recommend reviewing the following documents:

To view your account information with BCBSNC log on to Blue Connect or visit the BCBSNC website. When you log in to Member Services, you will be able to see how much you have paid toward your deductible or coinsurance maximum. You will also have access to:

  • Your claims information and explanations of benefits
  • Links to find participating providers near you
  • Find treatment costs at different facilities
  • Find prescription costs and ways to save

Alliance Rx Walgreens Prime (Formerly Known as Prime Therapeutics)

Call 1-888-274-5180 or 1-888-274-5186 to contact Alliance Rx Walgreens.

Immediate Care: Where to Go to Save Time & Money

  • Call the Health Line Blue 1-877-477-2424 for access to specially trained nurses available 24/7. Get questions answered on any medical concern and find out where to go if you need immediate care.
  • Least expensive option: Go to your Primary Care Provider. Visits are $20 copay for Basic Plus and Basic. If you don’t have one the Blue Cross Blue Shield website can help you find one.
  • Second least expensive option: Visit an Urgent Care. Visits are $30 Basic Plus or $40 Basic copay and you usually can be seen within 30 minutes.
  • Most expensive and most time consuming option. Visiting an Emergency Room. Visits are $100 Basic Plus and $150 Basic copay. Average waiting time is 4 hours. Please reserve emergency room visits for a true emergency like: loss of consciousness, chest pain, broken bones, difficulty speaking, etc.

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