Healthy Minds for Kids

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. Is your child angry or sad, anxious or depressed? How do you know what’s normal or if you need to seek help?

Behavioral health includes mental and substance use disorders, and your health plan covers treatment for both. Can we help you with these benefits? Contact us by email or phone.

Need Help Now?

  • Call 911 if you’re worried your child may harm themselves or others.
  • Find help on the phone:
    • Tennessee Mental Health Crisis Hotline 1-855-274-7471
    • National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Go to a hospital emergency room or walk-in mental health crisis center.

No Referral Needed

Your child can see a behavioral health provider without a referral from their primary care provider. Check for network providers at Find A Doctor.

Primary Care Providers Can Help

Talk to your child’s primary care provider about emotional or behavioral problems. They can do screenings, recommend treatment or refer your child to a behavioral health specialist.

Find more about behavioral health problems.

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