Community Resources

Blue Cross Complete provides many services to our members. Additional services may be available from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services or your county. You can search for additional services available to you below using our Community Resource Hub.

Our Community Resource Hub can help connect you with the resources you need close to home. To use this resource, enter your ZIP code into the search box below. Then, select the category that fits your needs. You’ll find a variety of programs offering free or reduced cost services including utilities, household items, transportation, housing, food and more.

Community resources

Blue Cross Complete offers community discounts, health information, programs and services to help you live a healthier life. Click below to learn more about additional community resources. Visit our Core Benefits page for an overview of your benefits.

The Affordable Connectivity Program is a government program to help low-income households pay for internet service.

The Affordable Connectivity Program provides:

  • Up to a $30/month discount on your internet service
  • Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on a qualifying Tribal land
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet or desktop computer

Households with an income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line are likely eligible. You may also be eligible if you participate in programs such as SNAP, Medicaid and WIC. Click here to see if you’re eligible.

Save money and live healthier with Blue365®.

Most of your healthy living journey takes place outside of your doctor’s office – from eating healthy meals and exercising to taking care of your mind and body. Whole-person health should be accessible to everybody, and your Blue Cross Complete of Michigan membership can help you get there. As a Blue Cross Complete member, you can join the Blue365 discount program at no cost. This can mean big savings on health-related products and services from big brands and your local favorites.

Blue365 helps you find deals and save on products and services such as:

  • Fitness: Health magazines, fitness gear and gym memberships
  • Healthy eating: Cookbooks, cooking classes and weight-loss programs
  • Personal care: LASIK and eye care services, dental care and hearing aids
  • Travel and recreation: Family activities, such as skiing and trips to the zoo
  • Wellness: Mindfulness tools, vitamins and supplements and nutrition education

Visit blue365deals.com to learn more about available offers, including discounts at participating local retailers.

Want to know which snacks are actually good for you and why? Or, are you looking for some insight about how many calories you burn throughout the day? Visit our Health Library for help answering these questions and more. Once there, you’ll find easy-to-use quizzes and tools to help you know your health.

Maternity and paternity support groups (PDF) contains a listing of social support groups across the state. Topics include breastfeeding support groups, mom mentoring programs, fathers’ groups and mental health support.

As a Blue Cross Complete member, you have access to the Mission GED program. GED® stands for “Tests of General Educational Development.” Earning your GED® diploma is equal to earning your high school diploma. The program is completed at your own pace. You get to choose when and where you take the test.

You’ll be paired with a Blue Cross Complete coach for as long as you’re in the program. They’ll help connect you with online resources and check in with you periodically to provide encouragement and answer questions about the testing process. When you’re ready to take the test, your coach will help you find a testing location and provide vouchers for the GED® Ready Test, GED® Subject Test and any retake tests you need.

To apply, click here. If you have questions, call Blue Cross Complete’s Rapid Response Outreach Team at 1-888-288-1722 (TTY: 1-888-987-5832) 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Mission GED is an AmeriHealth Caritas social determinant of life program. AmeriHealth Caritas is an independent company providing administrative services to Blue Cross Complete of Michigan.

Blue Cross Complete and SafeLink Wireless® offer a special Lifeline program. The SafeLink Health Solutions program is free.

With this program you'll get:

  • A smartphone, 4.5 GB of data and 350 minutes each month
  • Unlimited text messages
  • Free calls to Blue Cross Complete's Customer Service that won’t count toward your 350 minutes
  • Text messages with health tips and reminders

You can also keep your smartphone and apply for the Lifeline phone service.

To learn more about this program and to apply, view the SafeLink Flyer (PDF).

SafeLink and Emergency Broadband Benefit

An Emergency Broadband Benefit is available with unlimited talk, text, data and international calling for a limited time. Current SafeLink users already qualify and can opt in. New users should apply for SafeLink service to get started. View the SafeLink EBB Flyer in English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF) to learn more.

If you have questions about SafeLink, call Customer Service at 1-800-228-8554, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. TTY users should call 1-888-987-5832.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Call or text 988 if you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis. 988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related issues, such as:

  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Mental health or substance use
  • Emotional distress

988 serves as a nationwide entry point so — no matter where you live in the United States — you can reach a trained crisis counselor.

24-hour Nurse Help Line
Our 24-hour Nurse Help Line can help you get answers to your health questions right away. It’s a confidential service for Blue Cross Complete members. Call 1-888-288-1724, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. TTY users should call 1-888-987-5832.

Common Ground virtual behavioral health urgent care
Common Ground offers virtual behavioral health urgent care at behavioralhealthurgentcare.org. This is useful if you’re experiencing serious mental health symptoms, including if you’re already receiving mental health treatment elsewhere but can’t get an appointment with your regular provider. 

Medicaid members can meet with a licensed practitioner at no cost. Same-day appointments are often available. Services are available for people ages 18 and older Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cooking with Blue Cross Complete

Have you seen our cookbook? Featuring recipes from Chef Paul Penney, Cooking with Blue Cross Complete has ideas for healthy and affordable meals. Download the full cookbook below. Visit our Cookbook page for more information.

Connect with us on social media

For health tips and reminders that fit seamlessly into your daily life, join us on social media. Like us on Facebook at @mibluecrosscomplete or follow us on Twitter at @bcc_mi and Instagram at @mibluecrosscomplete.