Your Member ID Card

Your member ID card – like the example shown here – identifies you as a CareFirst member and shows important information about you and your covered benefits. Each family member on your plan should have a card with their name on it. Make sure to always present your ID card when receiving services. If you don’t have your physical card, you can view it on your smartphone through My Account.

This graphic shows the most requested information when you receive care. In addition, you will find important phone numbers on the back.

A sample CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield plan ID card.

1 & 2

Member ID & Group Number - these are the numbers providers need to verify your coverage


Codes pharmacies use to route claims for payment


Open access - no referrals are needed


Plan and PCP name - your plan and primary care provider's name


Abbreviations - correspond to your plan's copays: P=primary care provider; S=specialist; CC=convenience care; UC=urgent care; ER=emergency room; CD=deductible; RX=drug; AV=adult vision