Durable Medical Equipment from Northwood

Northwood provides durable medical equipment, also known as DME, for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan members.

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Low cost medical equipment and supplies

Blue Cross has partnered with Northwood to provide your equipment, products, services and supplies quickly and economically. 

Here are examples of the durable medical equipment, prosthetic, orthotic and other medical supplies you can get from Northwood:

  • Oxygen and respiratory equipment, CPAP machine and custom rehabilitation services
  • Braces, limb replacement prosthetics, cervical collars and orthotics
  • Medical and surgical supplies for use with equipment
  • Diabetic, ostomy, and urological supplies and dressings

Most durable medical equipment, prosthetic and orthotic services require prior authorization. 

How to find a Northwood provider

You can find a Northwood provider by using Find a Doctor or through our mobile app.

You can also call 1-800-667-8496 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to find a Northwood provider.

Get your DME supplies

Once you have a prescription from your doctor for durable medical equipment:

  • Give your prescription to a Northwood provider
  • Your provider gets authorization from Northwood, Inc. if necessary
  • Your Northwood provider fills your prescription

Your Blue Cross member account

Create a Blue Cross member account to search for durable medical equipment and view your claims.