Traveling? You've got coverage

Young female traveling on a summer road trip

Traveling and find you need health care? Dean Health Plan members are covered for urgent and emergency care worldwide. Regardless of where you travel, you don’t need to take health care coverage worries with you on vacation. We have you covered.

Find a provider while traveling

HMO/POS members outside the Dean Health Plan service area or Wisconsin — Find a First Health provider

Your coverage: Urgent or emergency care

You do not need a referral or prior authorization for urgent or emergency services — no matter where you travel:

  • Dean Health Plan covers urgent and emergency services while you are outside of our service area (subject to member policy copays, coinsurance, deductibles and maximum allowable fees).
  • Out-of-network services are from doctors, hospitals and other health care professionals that have not contracted with your plan. 
  • Depending on the health care professional, the service could cost you more or not be paid for at all by your plan, which means you will be charged the full amount. Charging you this extra amount is called balance billing.


Care received by an out-of-network provider is covered under these circumstances: 

Emergency services

  • Emergency Services received from an out-of-network provider if the member cannot reach an in-network provider.
  • All follow-up care should be done by a plan provider. If you are out of the area and unable to see a plan provider, call your primary care provider for a referral to an out-of-network provider. These services require approval by Dean Health Plan.


Urgent Care Services

  • If you receive out-of-network urgent care services, you are covered by your plan for charges up to the maximum allowable fee. If there is a difference between the maximum allowable fee and what the out-of-network provider bills, you may have to pay the difference. 
  • Call Dean Health Plan’s Customer Care Center at 800-279-1301 if you have questions about the maximum allowable fee.


Before traveling, learn how our Travel Medicine Services can help you. 

Also, find out about coverage for your dependents who live or go to school outside of the Dean Health Plan service area.

If you have questions, call our Customer Care Center at (800) 279-1301 or see the number on the back of your member card.