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What is Blue Local?

We're collaborating with Duke Health and WakeMed to bring the Triangle area a new way to think about health insurance. These health plans offer world-class health care1 and coverage with the convenience of a local provider network.

Blue Local offers:

  • A network that includes Duke Health, ranked as one of the best health care systems in the country1
  • In-network care from WakeMed hospitals, more than 1000 doctors and other health care facilities with WakeMed Key Community Care (WKCC)2
  • A limited network of doctors, health care providers and drugstores to help lower your medical and prescription costs

You can enroll in a Blue Local with Duke Health and WakeMed health plan if you live in any of these counties:

  • Caswell
  • Chatham
  • Durham
  • Johnston
  • Orange
  • Person
  • Wake

Is Blue Local Duke Health and WakeMed for you?

It might be a good fit if you want:

  • To see doctors and other health care providers in the Duke Health and WakeMed network
  • Better coordinated, total medical care from nationally recognized health care systems
  • To visit doctors, other health care providers and hospitals in your community

You'll also get:

A fully insured health insurance plan that's ACA (Affordable Care Act) compliant

100% in-network preventive care coverage3

Health and wellness programs such as our free 24/7 nurse health support line

Online search tools to find doctors and compare health care costs

A health insurance company voted one of the most ethical companies in the world4

Find a Doctor

To find out if the doctor or the hospital you want to visit is in the Duke Health and WakeMed network, use our Find a Doctor tool.

Find a Drug

Whether you're looking for a prescription drug or for pharmacy information, you can find it here. We've partnered with Prime Therapeutics to give you an easy-to-use Find a Drug tool.5

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    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has collaborated with Duke Health and WakeMed to bring you Blue Local with Duke Health and WakeMed. Blue Local is a health insurance plan offered by Blue Cross NC that provides access to a limited network of providers. Duke Medicine and WakeMed are independent companies that are solely responsible for the physicians and medical facilities it owns and operates. Duke Medicine and WakeMed do not offer Blue Cross or Blue Shield products or services.

  1. U.S. News & World Report, 2014-15
  2. WakeMed Health and Hospitals (Accessed September, 2015)
  3. Preventive care services as defined by recent federal regulations are covered at no charge to you. Coverage for certain preventive care services (such as routine physical exams, well-baby and well-child care, and immunizations) is limited to in-network benefits only. However, state-mandated preventive services are available out-of-network, for which members will pay deductible and coinsurance, plus charges over the allowed amount. Visit for more details.
  4. Blue Cross NC is one of the World's Most Ethical Companies (2012, 2013, 2014, 2016). Ethisphere Institute reviewed nominations from companies in more than 100 countries and 36 industries.
  5. Prime Therapeutics, LLC is an independent company providing pharmacy benefit management services. Medco Health Solutions, Inc., is an Express Scripts Holding Company. Please note that information from the Prime Therapeutics website is maintained and governed entirely by Prime Therapeutics and not controlled by Blue Cross NC in any way.