A helping hand and more

BlueCare Tennessee offers one-on-one help with your own care team and a lot of other additional support. Like free rides to your doctor and connecting you to local resources. We’re always here for you. Every step of the way.

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Meet your care team

From healthy life changes to support for a health condition or injury, we’re here. Your care team may include nurses, social workers, other staff members or our friends in the community. They’ll give you one-on-one help based on what you need. And it’s free. You can join (opt in) or cancel (opt out) at any time with just a call.

A care team that’s in your corner

Here’s some helpful info:

When can you call your team?

You can turn to your team for basic health info. And for help to stop smoking, lose weight or make other changes. But we’re also here if you have more complex needs.

You may like having your team’s help most if:

  • You visit the ER often or have a lot of hospital stays
  • You have long-term health conditions
  • You have several doctors who need to work together on your care
  • You need treatment for a mental health condition or substance use disorder.
  • You’re pregnant
How do you get started with your care team?

There’s two simple ways to get started:

  • You can email us. Just send us your name, Member ID number, date of birth and phone number.
  • Or you can call us using the number for your health plan.
BlueCare: 1-800-468-96981-800-468-9698
TennCareSelect: 1-800-263-54791-800-263-5479
CoverKids: 1-888-325-83861-888-325-8386

TRS: 711711 and ask for 1-888-418-00081-888-418-0008
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
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Get a ride – it’s free

Having transportation helps you manage your and your family's health. So you can make it to the doctor and pick up the medicine you need on time. Verida Information icon provides free, non-emergency trips for care TennCare℠ covers. For emergencies, call 911911.
How do I set up a ride?

It’s simple. If your doctor or pharmacy is less than 90 miles away, you can:

  • Book your rides online at Verida. They have tools to help you manage your rides, cancel if needed and get other help.
  • Or call Verida 24/7. Please use the number for your plan:

BlueCare’s Verida: 1-855-735-46601-855-735-4660
TennCareSelect’s Verida: 1-866-473-75651-866-473-7565

Have this info ready when you book your ride with Verida:

  • The date and time of your appointment
  • Your Member ID number and phone number
  • Your provider and/or drug store’s name and address
  • If you’ll have someone with you (like kids or a caregiver)
  • If you have any special needs like a wheelchair lift

Need more help or need to travel more than 90 miles? Give us a call.

BlueCare: 1-800-468-96981-800-468-9698
TennCareSelect: 1-800-263-54791-800-263-5479

What kinds of rides are covered?

Non-emergency rides will usually be with other people in a van or a small bus. You may have to wait a little while to be picked up after your doctor visit.

Bus rides are a good choice if the bus stops are close to you and your doctor. Talk with Southeastrans about how to get a bus pass. Passes are available in some cities including Bristol, Chattanooga, Clarksville, Franklin, Jackson, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis, Murfreesboro and Nashville.

Urgent trips are for when you need help in a hurry, like when you’re discharged from the hospital or if you need a ride to dialysis. Urgent trips aren’t for emergencies. Just give us a call for an OK.

Non-emergency ambulance rides are available if your doctor says in writing you need one. You can call us to set them up.

Rides for Employment and Community First CHOICES members may be free as part of their support plan. You can call your support coordinator for help to schedule.

Foster children’s rides are usually set up by the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. But Southeastrans covers some needs. Call the Foster Parents line at 1-888-422-29631-888-422-2963 for help.

Is there a mileage refund if I can find a ride on my own?

You may be able to get a mileage refund if you or someone else can drive to the appointment. Set this up before your appointment, and Verida will refund mileage after your trip. There’s a form to fill out and have your doctor sign.

Important notices for your ride

Book your ride at least three days before your appointment. If you need to cancel, call us as soon as you can. If you cancel or don’t show up for your rides too often, you may not be able to keep getting them.

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Need to switch your PCP or see a specialist?

Use our Find Care tool to make sure they are in your network and accept your insurance plan.

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Extra help when you need it

When you need a little extra help, our Community Connection tool can help you find support close to home. You can get help finding food, housing or other things you may need.

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