Request Contract/Agreement/Network Participation

We welcome all providers to apply for participation in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBSTX) networks. BCBSTX contracts with physicians, and other health care professional providers to form our provider networks which are essential for delivering quality, accessible and cost-effective health care services to our members.

Network Participation

New individual providers, new medical groups, desiring to apply for network participation or existing medical groups who wish to add additional providers to your current contract, please complete the Provider Onboarding Form. A complete, signed and dated W9 and a copy of each provider’s license is required with your Provider Onboarding application submission. Providers can select the question mark icon where available if they need assistance with those fields.


Hospital Providers:
Submit your information to the appropriate Network Management Office location.

Ancillary Providers:
Refer to the Ancillary Provider Credentialing and Contracting section

Physicians, Professional Providers and Hospital/Facility Based Providers:
Complete the Provider Onboarding Form indicating that you want to be a participating provider and you will be sent the contract(s) along with instructions on how to complete and submit your contract(s).

Additional Forms/Information for Contracting

If you are a physician or other professional provider that requires one of the forms listed below, you must complete the form, save to your computer and upload during the Provider Onboarding process.

The credentialing and network loading will be delayed or rejected for failure to attach the applicable forms below:



  • Professional providers who perform procedures in an acute care setting and/or ambulatory surgical setting must have privileges at an in-network facility where those procedures are performed.
  • Review the Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioners Certification requirements to be contracted providers.

Get Credentialed

All providers who participate in our networks are required to complete a credentialing process prior to acceptance:

Get Connected

Once you are part of our networks, we encourage you to participate in all electronic options available including electronic data interchange (EDI). EDI transactions help to ensure timeliness, accuracy and security of claims-related information. Visit the Electronic Commerce page for details on how to sign up for these electronic solutions.

We would like to provide you with more information about becoming a participating provider for BCBSTX. Please check out the following: