BLUE KC PLANS WITH SPIRA CARE NOW INCLUDE NEW INDEPENDENCE LOCATION - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City Skip to main content

For Immediate Release: December 20, 2022

For more information contact:
Kelly Cannon
O: 816-395-3711

KANSAS CITY, MO. (December 20, 2022)—Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) announced that members of plans with exclusive access to Spira Care Centers have a new location to visit in Independence, Missouri. The new Spira Care Center opened its doors to patients on December 8, 2022, to offer further accessibility to its unique and personalized care approach.

Blue KC launched its insurance plans with exclusive access to Spira Care Centers in 2018 as an integrated offering that simplifies the healthcare experience to give members increased access to primary care. Spira Care Centers combine an Advanced Primary Care offering with health insurance coverage, with a focus on preventive care to assist members in their health journey and to minimize costs. At Spira Care Independence, members will also have access to X-rays, routine lab work, health coaching and diabetes education.

Members enrolled in Blue KC plans with Spira Care have access to the expertise of Care Guides, nine Spira Care Centers and virtual care for their physical and behavioral healthcare needs. Spira Care Guides, real people with nursing and benefit backgrounds, are on-site at each location and can answer member questions, explain benefits and costs and coordinate care in and out of a Care Center. At Spira Care Centers, members also have access to doctor visits for low to no additional cost.

“We are proud Spira Care is opening its ninth Care Center in the Kansas City metro to provide affordable access and ease of care to our growing number of members looking for an innovative and personal care experience,” said Greg Sweat M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Blue KC. “Spira Care’s reimagined healthcare model has already seen tremendous success – expanding its Care Teams including physicians, nurses and support staff and growing membership over the past five years. Blue KC is continuously exploring new ways to help members improve their health outcomes without sacrificing simplicity and affordability.”

Blue KC is proud to offer plans with access to Spira Care Centers to small-, mid- and large-group employers, Medicare Advantage, and Individual and Family plan members in 2023.

This is the ninth Spira Care location in the Kansas City metro region and the third in Jackson County, Missouri. Spira Care Independence is located at 3717 South Whitney Avenue. To take a virtual tour of a Care Center or for more information on Spira Care’s simplified and personalized care experience, 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