One in five American adults experience a mental health issue in their lifetime. Most people with mental and behavioral health issues can get better with treatment. Community Health Options firmly believes in treating the whole person and that’s why we launched Health Options Online, a new behavioral telemedicine program for our Members.
Health Options Online is a telemedicine service that uses a fully interactive HIPAA-compliant platform where Members can meet with behavioral health providers by way of internet connection through their smartphone, tablet, or computer. The new service offers two practice sites: psychiatry and counseling.
All Health Options Members have access to Health Options Online. Member cost sharing, such as co-pay, deductible, and coinsurance, is applied to all visits. Some Health Options plans have the benefit of no out-of-pocket costs for the first three mental/behavioral health visits.
For more information about Health Options Online and access to the platform, please visit your Member Portal. Once you have logged into Health Options Online, you’ll be able to schedule your first session with a provider at your convenience.
If you are a licensed mental/behavioral health provider in Maine and are interested in partnering with Community Health Options to provide telemedicine services, contact Provider Relations at 207-402-3347.
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