Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY

Introducing focus:

A plan that provides lower cost-share options for members who choose providers in the Catholic Health System and other select hospitals and health care facilities.


Why Choose focus?

  • It's cost effective.
    All emergency care, primary doctors, pediatricians, and OB-GYNs are at Preferred tier.
  • It gives you options.
    You can go anywhere, but your costs may vary.
  • Accessibility.
    Preferred relationships with Catholic Health System facilities provide more services and locations to meet your needs.


Here are the plan details:

There are many advantages of using focus Optimum Choice or focus Flexible Choice. Check out the breakdown below. 

Optimum Choice

Members within this tier have lower out-of-pocket costs when they use specific doctors, specialists, and hospitals.


All Catholic Health facilities

  • Kenmore Mercy Hospital
  • Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
  • Mount Saint Mary's Hospital 
  • Sisters of Charity Hospital
  • Sisters of Charity Hospital (Saint Joseph's)

Other facilities

  • Bertrand Chaffee Hospital
  • BryLin Hospital
  • Buffalo VA Medical Center
  • Eastern Niagara Health System 
  • John R. Oishei Children's Hospital
  • Medina Memorial Hospital
  • Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Westfield Memorial Hospital
  • Woman’s Christian Association (WCA) Hospital

Flexible Choice

Members within this tier receive access to all remaining providers in the entire BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York network, but out-of-pocket costs may be higher depending on the doctor or facility they choose. 

Before you choose your doctor or facility, find out which tier they participate under using our Find a Doctor tool. Please note, focus plans are available to members who reside in Erie or Niagara counties only. 

Ready to enroll?

Not sure if this is the right tiered plan for you? If you would like to speak with a representative, please call 1-800-888-5407