Traveling this Summer? Take Telehealth Wherever You Go
Blue Cross reminds Louisianians to use virtual options for care away from home

June 9, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La – Nothing can spoil a vacation like getting sick. But, if you’re away from home and need care, you can use telehealth to be treated quickly and get back to your travel plans. 

Telehealth visits are a good option to treat non-emergency illnesses like allergies, cold or flu symptoms, pink eye, bladder infections or mild stomach viruses. Health care providers can write or refill prescriptions to treat most conditions through telehealth.

Blue Cross members can use BlueCare, the insurer’s signature telehealth platform, to have online doctor visits 24/7. BlueCare is available in all 50 states and works on a smartphone, laptop, tablet or computer. 

Before you travel, add BlueCare to your packing list – create your account at or get the BlueCare (one word) mobile app for Apple and Android devices. Then, you’ll be ready to click when you’re sick and get care anytime, anywhere.  

Learn more about BlueCare in this video (3:11). 

In addition to BlueCare, Blue Cross has many network health care providers who can treat patients through telehealth. Ask your provider about options or check the online directory to find an in-network provider near you. Sign up for any telehealth services you might use to get in touch with your provider while away from home.  

For more summer health tips, visit or watch Blue Cross’ animated videos on Water Safety (:30) and Sun & Heat Safety (:30).

Follow Blue Cross on social media @BCBSLA to see original graphic designs, videos and other messages sharing information about summer health and safety. Blue Cross posts regularly on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and TikTok. 

Visit the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana YouTube channel to see short videos on summer health tips and other wellness topics. Subscribe to know when new videos are added.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is committed to our mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians. Founded in New Orleans in 1934, we are a tax-paying nonprofit health insurer with offices in every major region to serve our customers. We have been recognized for the past three years as an honoree of The Civic 50, named by Points of Light as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States.  

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. We are a private mutual company, owned by our policyholders, with an independent Louisiana Board of Directors and no shareholders. We invite all Louisianians to visit our website at or talk to us on social media.