By Robert Lien, MHA
Using insurance for online therapy right now is a great way to deal with the stress of having to stay at home. Many common insurance companies like Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare or Anthem Blue Cross may be able to be used to help cover the cost of outpatient rehab. Getting help now may be the key to preventing the stress associated with staying at home from turning into a serious anxiety or depression condition. It’s not necessary for a condition like anxiety, depression or addiction to become so severe that somebody has to be hospitalized before they get help. Isolation from family members, friends and co-workers can fuel the onset of depression and anxiety. It is not uncommon for people to also find themselves using more alcohol, marijuana or other drugs in the absence of their routine activities. Before the casual use of alcohol or other drugs becomes a habit, get some help to learn better coping skills to deal with daily stay at home stress.
If you have an Aetna PPO, Cigna PPO, United Healthcare PPO or Anthem Blue Cross insurance policy you may be able to participate in what’s called an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) or Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) at CAST Centers. These levels of care are designed to help people while they stay at home and continue to function in their day-to-day lives. This means people can continue to work or take care of their family while at the same time focusing on their own mental health concerns. Clients meet regularly online with other clients in a group therapy session led by a CAST Centers clinicians. In this group setting, clients learn together and share with each other their insight and experiences. The outpatient group therapy process creates a community setting that helps break the feeling of isolation and loneliness, while also forging bonds between clients as they share a common goal of better living.
COVID-19 has affected the world in ways we never imagined. People are dealing with stress and fear of the unknown like never before. Turn this moment into an opportunity to get help and learn more about yourself and who you can be. Utilizing your Aetna PPO, Cigna PPO, United Healthcare PPO or Anthem Blue Cross insurance policy at CAST Centers can be the key to discovering the freedom to be your best self