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Mental health is just as important as physical health. That’s why no referral is needed for you to access outpatient therapy with an in-network provider. With our large network of behavioral health providers to choose from and video visit options, it’s easier than ever to get the care you need.

Having an emergency?

If you or someone you know needs emergency medical care, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Get behavioral health support in 3 steps

1

Find a provider

Search for a behavioral health provider and filter by specialty, location and more to find the best fit for you.

  • Tip: There are many types of behavioral health care professionals who may be able to help. Speaking with your primary care physician about your concerns is also a good option.
2

Set up an appointment

After you choose a provider, follow their site’s instructions to schedule an appointment as a new patient.

3

Prepare for your first visit.

Whether your first appointment is in person or a video visit, your provider will ask you about your current health and health history before your session. It will likely be a questionnaire like this to help your provider get a better sense of your needs.

Once you’re set up, consider taking a self-assessment (or “screening”) for more insight into your behavioral health needs. Screenings do not provide a diagnosis and simply offer suggestions. It’s a good idea to share your screening results with your provider.

No need for a referral

You can access outpatient therapy from an in-network provider without a referral from your primary care physician. All you need to do is make an appointment directly through our in-network resources.

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Telehealth services

Telehealth services like video visits are a convenient way for you to access care confidentially from wherever you are. These services are covered with most in-network behavioral health providers.

Common behavioral health conditions

Anxiety

Learn about the symptoms of anxiety and get access to helpful tools.

  • Trembling or twitching
  • Lightheadedness
  • Sleep problems
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Restlessness
  • Worrying too much

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Depression

Learn about the causes and symptoms of depression like sadness and feelings of helplessness. This topic covers related illnesses like bipolar disorder and SAD, as well as looks at treatment options, like medication, counseling, and lifestyle choices. It also talks about suicidal thoughts and when to call a doctor.

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Healthy aging

Getting older is a natural part of life. If you take good care of your mind and body now, you can slow down or even prevent problems that often come with getting older.

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Trauma and grief

As a medic in Iraq, Tim was always in the midst of suffering. He treated soldiers with horrible wounds. He saw some die. Within one day of returning home, he faced another trauma. His father died of cancer. "He was my best friend for my whole life. That just threw my whole brain out of whack," Tim said.

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Dementia

Dementia is a loss of mental skills that affects your daily life. If you or a loved one has memory loss that is getting worse, see your doctor — it may be nothing to worry about. If it is dementia, treatment may help.

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Alzheimer’s disease

Mild memory loss is common in people older than 60. It may not mean that you have Alzheimer's disease. But if your memory is getting worse, see your doctor. If it is Alzheimer's, treatment may help.

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Substance abuse disorders

Many people think substance use disorder happen only to teens and younger adults. But all ages can have problems with drugs and alcohol, including older adults.

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Post-traumatic stress disorder

Learn more about the causes and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This topic looks at how treatment can help, the steps you can take, and discusses the most effective treatments — counseling and antidepressant medicines. This topic also includes stories from others in their own words.

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Featured behavioral health articles

Get insights from our expert caregivers on addressing mind and body health in our everyday lives.

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Paws-itive reinforcement

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The healing power of tears

Crying can be healing for everyone, in good times and bad.

No-cost health coaching

If you need extra support, our Best Health® wellness program is a great place to start. Sign up for one-on-one sessions with a personal health and lifestyle coach who can help with stress management, healthy eating, physical activity and more.

Help hotlines

In addition to the resources listed above, the following hotlines are available to talk over a problem, find information, or get advice.

 
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