BLUE KC ANNOUNCES NEW SPIRA CARE CENTER OPENING IN WYANDOTTE COUNTY - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City Skip to main content

Spira Care is expanding to meet members’ needs

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Kelly Cannon
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KANSAS CITY, MO. (October 25, 2019)—Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) will open a new Spira Care Center in Kansas City, Kan., on November 1, 2019. Launched in 2018, Spira Care combines integrated primary care and coverage in one place, simplifying the healthcare experience to make it more personal and affordable. With the addition of this new Care Center, located at 9800 Troup Avenue in Kansas City, Kan., Blue KC members enrolled in Spira Care now have access to six convenient Care Centers located across the metro area.

Spira Care is a fresh take on the traditional health plan, designed to create a care experience that is simple and personal, while also innovative and forward-thinking. Blue KC members enrolled in Spira Care have access to integrated primary care, behavioral health consults, health coaching, routine lab draws, and more all in one place at low or no cost.

“Spira Care continues to see an increase in member demand, and this expansion allows us to respond to this growth and support our mission to provide affordable access to healthcare and improve the health of our members,” said Greg Sweat M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Blue KC. “We are very excited to open our sixth Spira Care Center to better serve the unique needs of our members in Wyandotte county and surrounding communities.”

To support members on their healthcare journey, Spira Care provides Care Teams consisting of physicians, nurse practitioners, behavioral health clinicians, health coaches and care guides. Care guides help members navigate the world of healthcare; answering questions, explaining benefits and coordinating care across all providers.

“We work strategically to bring in industry-leading partners and superior Care Teams dedicated to delivering the highest quality clinical expertise and member experience,” said Marla McLaughlin, M.D., Regional Lead at the new Wyandotte Care Center. “Our Care Team brings years of experience providing population health management and demonstrated results in raising the standard of quality care.”

In addition to the physical expansion of the Care Centers, Blue KC continues to evolve the Spira Care offering with the goal of reaching even more members, including the addition of a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) eligible for Health Savings Accounts (HSA). For more details, location information, or to take a virtual tour of a Care Center, please visit

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, the largest not-for-profit health insurer in Missouri and the only not-for-profit commercial health insurer in Kansas City, has been part of the Kansas City community since 1938. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City provides health coverage services to more than one million residents in the greater Kansas City area, including Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas and 30 counties in Northwest Missouri. Our mission: to provide affordable access to healthcare and to improve the health of our members. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information on the company, visit its website at