Regence BlueShield Update

You deserve to be cared for by a physician or professional provider who is committed to offering you compassionate, quality care. And we’ve been privileged to count you as our patient, serving you with leading physicians backed by the area’s most advanced health services, including those at our hospitals in Bremerton and Silverdale, as well as Harrison HealthPartners clinics.

Franciscan Health System has offered to extend negotiations with Regence BlueShield of Washington on a new contract with Harrison Medical Center and Harrison HealthPartners through August 21, 2014. Franciscan has received verbal acceptance of this amendment, but has yet to receive written confirmation of Regence’s acceptance of this extension. We are hopeful that we will receive that confirmation today and Regence will negotiate in good faith on reaching a new agreement.

We are disappointed that after months of negotiations, Regence has allowed these talks to come down to the wire and been unwilling to work with our negotiating team on a contract that is fair and equitable to both parties.

We understand that this is a difficult and confusing time for Harrison patients who are Regence of BlueShield of Washington members. We are working diligently to try to reach a new agreement with Regence.

We encourage you to contact Regence to let their leaders know how much you value the relationship with your physician or professional provider and all the services provided by Harrison. We will keep you informed of any additional changes and hope we will be able to continue offering you access to all the advanced care and services of Harrison.


Contact Harrison Medical Center at 360-744-6610 or Harrison HealthPartners at 360-744-1805 with questions about:

  • contract status with Regence
  • insurance products affected
  • alternate insurance products

Contact Regence at the phone number provided on the back of your insurance card with questions regarding:

  • out-of-network costs
  • in-network care should our contract terminate on August 21, 2014