April 8, 2019
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) has entered into a partnership with Sanitas to build 10 new, advanced primary care medical centers in the Houston and Dallas communities.
Construction on these medical centers will begin in spring 2019 and they will be fully functional and open for appointments beginning Jan. 1, 2020.
We continually explore new approaches to make health care more accessible, affordable and simpler for our members and their families, meeting them where they work and live. The BCBSTX/Sanitas partnership is part of our ongoing effort to strengthen our provider networks to deliver the right balance of affordable quality health care services while increasing access and choice to our members.
The new medical centers will feature convenient hours for working families and offer a variety of services. They will offer extended hours on weekdays (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and weekends (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) with same-week appointments available for routine care and walk-ins for urgent care. Services will vary based on the center but will deliver primary care, urgent care, lab and diagnostic imaging services, care coordination and wellness and disease management programs.
Ultimately, the medical centers will increase the availability of primary care services to diverse communities, including populations that may have difficulty accessing primary care physicians, by bringing comprehensive, cost-effective and patient-centered health care services to Texas in a single setting.
If you have any questions, please contact your Provider Network Representative.