Many people have heard about the ongoing negotiation between the insurance provider Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield and Providence Health and Services. Women’s Healthcare Associates, LLC (WHA) is separate from Providence and is not impacted by these negotiations. Regardless of how this situation is resolved, WHA is an in-network provider for people insured by Regence.

Despite this, we understand WHA patients insured by Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield may be nervous if scheduled for or planning an upcoming surgery or birth at a Providence hospital. While we have every hope Regence and Providence will reach a contract agreement, we understand your concern.

If you have questions about how your hospital benefits may be impacted, please contact Regence at (888) 675-6570. Under provisions of the surprise medical billing legislations passed in 2020, Regence members may be able to request continued transitional care at a Providence hospital if your situation meets certain requirements. Only Regence can answer these questions for you.

If it becomes necessary to plan future services at another hospital facility, we can help. WHA has offices adjacent to both Legacy Meridian Park and Good Samaritan medical centers and teams of OBGYN physicians and certified nurse-midwives ready to assist.

We encourage you to contact Regence at (888) 675-6570 before making transfer decisions.