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A Convenient Way to Access Behavioral Health

Feb 01, 2019
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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.

  • Behavioral Health Psychiatry provides Members with increased access to psychiatrists for a full range of mental health and substance use disorders. Typically, a psychiatrist will review your mental/behavioral health concerns and manage your medications.
  • Behavioral Health Counseling providers Members access to providers for counseling/therapy services for mental health and substance use disorders.

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 Members

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.

For Providers

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.


As a non-profit, Community Health Options is a health insurance organization founded on a simple premise - prioritize people over profits. We first started developing this idea in 2011 in Lewiston, Maine. Almost ten years later, we are celebrating our progress with a fresh, updated brand look.

While our look is new, our mission will never change. We believe that meaningful partnerships with Members, businesses and health professionals will improve the quality of health benefits, reduce costs and create a community of healthcare. Our new logo represents that community. The bright colors reflect the optimism we feel as we build towards our collective future.