Announcing Blue Care Network! Sanford Now In-Network with BCN

Blue Care Network

Serving BCN members in need of substance use disorder services.


Sanford Behavioral Health is proud to announce that we are now in-network with Blue Care Network of Michigan (BCN) for addiction and co-occurring disorders treatment.

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan, is a nonprofit health maintenance organization, owned by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Founded in 1998
  • BCN has more than 840,000 members
  • And BCN is Michigan’s largest HMO. With access in all 83 counties to nearly 6,300 primary care physicians, over 26,400 specialists and 132 Michigan hospitals (BCN fast facts)


Our commitment is to offer outstanding recovery services in Michigan. We are very pleased we can now offer these services to Blue Care Network members.

Gilbert Al Masterson, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Sanford Behavioral Health

In-Network Benefits

According to the Milliman Research Report (August 13, 2020), 23% of adults 18 or over have a mental health condition or substance use disorder. Consequently, Sanford is now able to serve a wider range of patients in Michigan.


With the increase in substance use in the last year and a half, we have seen a need for more providers in our area to become in-network with HMO insurance products. Blue Care Network has 840,000 members. We feel fortunate we can now serve those members in need of substance use disorder services.

Alec Green, Managing Director, Sanford Behavioral Health





Sanford Behavioral Health is a residential and outpatient facility located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sanford offers excellence in evidence-based practice models in a home-like, restorative setting. Our clinicians, supported by our medical team, focus on resolving the underlying issues that often cause substance use, such as trauma, unhealthy relationships, co-occurring disorders and isolation. Programs include both in-person and telehealth: residential, day programs, intensive outpatient, outpatient, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), education and relapse prevention classes, one-on-one and family therapy, and alumni and family support groups. At Sanford, we want to inspire you to find your inner grit, rekindle your interests and engage your passion.