PPO Networks

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About 60% of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois individual and family plans are PPO plans and 40% are HMO plans. There are several different networks BCBSIL individual plans use: The Blue Choice Preferred PPO Network and the Blue Precision HMO Network are the most popular. Plans with the Blue Choice Preferred name utilize the new Blue Choice Preferred PPO Network. Blue Precision plans are HMO plans and use the Blue Precision HMO Network.

BlueChoice Preferred PPO Network

2019 Plans

In 2016, BCBSIL discontinued all metallic ACA level health plans in the large PPO Network and smaller Choice Network and created the Blue Choice Preferred PPO Network. The Blue Choice Preferred PPO Network will be similar to the Choice network but has been expanded statewide and includes additional hospitals and doctors.

Key Hospitals not accepting the Blue Choice Preferred PPO Plans in 2019:
  • Northshore Hospital Systems (BluePrecision HMO Plans accepted)
  • Northwestern Hospital Systems (BluePrecision HMO Plans accepted)
  • Rush Hopsital Systems
  • University of Chicago

To see if your doctors will be participating in this plan, you can look them up using the BCBSIL Provider Finder.

Because of network limitations, the BlueChoice Preferred PPO plans are not appropriate for all Illinois residents. These products are basically for residents of Illinois metropolitan areas, including Chicago, Rockford and Springfield. To find out if your physician or hospital is in the BlueChoice Preferred network, use the Provider Finder and call your provider’s office.

The list of Illinois hospitals participating in the BlueChoice Preferred PPO network is included in the pdf below but subject to change:

BlueChoice Network – 2019 Hospital Listing (by city).

No longer available to non-grandfathered plans effective January 1, 2016

City Hospital City Hospital
Arlington Heights Northwest Community Hospital Kankakee Riverside Medical Center
Provena-St. Mary’s Hospital of Kankakee
Aurora Provena-Mercy Center
Rush Copley Medical Center
LaGrange Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital
Belvidere Northwest Suburban Community Hospital Lake Forest Lake Forest Hospital
Berwyn MacNeal Hospital Libertyville Condell Medical Center
Blue Island St. Francis Hospital
Metrosouth Medical Center
Lincoln Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital
Chicago Aurora Chicago LakeShore Hospital
Children’s Memorial Hospital
Holy Cross Hospital
LaRabida Children’s Hospital
Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital
Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center
Norwegian American Hospital
Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center
Presence Saint Joseph Health Centers
Presence Resurrection Medical Center
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Resurrection Medical Center
Riveredge Hospital
Rml Chicago
Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital
St. Anthony Hospital
St. Elizabeth Hospital
St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital
Swedish Covenant Hospital
Thorek Memorial Hospital
University of Illinois Hospital
Chicago Heights St. James Hospital McHenry Northern Illinois Medical Center
DeKalb Kishwaukee Community Hospital Melrose Park Gottlieb Memorial Hospital
Westlake Community Hospital
Des Plaines Holy Family Medical Center Morris Morris Hospital
Dixon Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital Naperville Edward Hospital
Linden Oaks Hospital
Elgin Provena-St. Joseph Hospital Oak Park Vhs West Suburban Hospital and Medical Center
Elk Grove Village Alexian Brothers Medical Center Olympia Fields St. James Hospital & Health Centers – Olympia Fields Campus
Elmhurst Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Ottawa Community Hospital of Ottawa
Evanston St. Francis Hospital Palos Heights Palos Heights Community Hospital
Evergreen Park Little Company of Mary Hospital Peru Illinois Valley Community Hospital
Geneva Delnor Community Hospital Rockford St. Anthony Medical Center
Swedish American Hospital
Glendale Heights Glen Oaks Medical Center Sandwich Valley West Community Hospital
Glenview Glenbrook Hospital Skokie Rush North Shore Medical Center
Harvey *Ingalls Memorial Hospital is no longer in the BlueChoice Network Springfield Memorial Medical Center
St. John’s Hospital
Highland Park Highland Park Hospital Taylorville St. Vincent Memorial Hospital
Hinsdale Adventist Hinsdale Hospital Waukegan Vista Medical Center East
Vista Medical Center West
Hoffman Estates St. Alexius Medical Center Wheaton Marianjoy Rehabilitation Center
Jacksonville Passavant Area Hospital Woodstock Centegra Memorial Medical Center
Joliet Provena-St. Joseph Medical Center
Maywood Loyola University Medical Center (Foster McGaw)


Most BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois individual plans use this large BCBSIL PPO network. The BCBSIL PPO network includes 96% of metro-area doctors and 98% of Illinois hospitals and is the largest PPO network in Illinois. The plans that utilize this network are:

2015 Plans

2013 Plans