BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

No matter what you’re going through, you’re not alone

Behavioral health is an important part of your overall health. That’s why we cover conditions like depression, anxiety and stress. Treatment for mental and substance use disorders are covered for BlueCare Tennessee and CoverKids members. So if you need help, talk to us. We're here.

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Need immediate help?

If you or your child are having a mental health emergency right now, call 911 911. You can also go to the nearest ER. Or visit a walk-in mental health crisis center. If you need someone to talk to, call:

Tennessee Mental Health Crisis Hotline
1-855-274-7471 1-855-274-7471
OR National Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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Primary care providers can help

Talk to your primary care provider (PCP) or your child’s PCP about emotional or mental health needs. They can do screenings and recommend treatments. They can also refer you to a behavioral health specialist, but you don’t need a referral. Just make sure the provider takes your plan’s insurance.

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Identifying your child’s mental health needs

It can be easy for parents to spot a child’s physical needs, like when they’re hungry or need sleep. But it can be hard to understand mental health needs in children and teens. If you want to know what’s normal or need treatment, we offer one-on-one help.

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