CareFirst is a branch of Blue Cross Blue Shield, one that is dedicated to providing standard healthcare coverage as well as vision and dental coverage to individuals and families in Maryland, Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia. CareFirst offers access to well over 1 million healthcare providers, including individual practitioners, medical hospitals and behavioral health services. CareFirst offers a range of plans, from individual and family plans to Medicaid plans and MedPlus Medicare supplement plans. For the past 80 years, CareFirst has been actively providing community members with affordable and comprehensive coverage, and has quickly become the largest healthcare insurer in the Mid-Atlantic region. These specific healthcare plans allow access to the largest network of doctors and other medical professionals in the region, allow visits and appointments without referrals, were carefully designed to fit every budget and provide a careful combination of focused support and personal assistance. Because the Mid-Atlantic region has been so hard hit by substance abuse and dependency over the course of the past several years, CuraWest has adapted to provide clients with the most comprehensive behavioral healthcare available.