|New Mental Health Option for the University Community on the Horizon|
|Saturday, November 30 2013|
Experiencing anxiety, stress, or depression? The University of Rochester is starting a new program to help cope with concerns like these.
Behavioral Health Partners (BHP) is providing accessible and affordable mental health care for regular full- and part-time faculty and staff, age 18 and older, enrolled in a University Health Care Plan, as well as non-Medicare eligible retirees enrolled in a University Health Care Plan. Spouses/domestic partners and dependents, age 18 and older, who are enrolled in a University Health Care Plan may also be eligible.
“We are taking the guesswork out of finding and choosing a qualified therapist, psychiatrist, or psychiatric nurse practitioner,” says Nancy Talbot, URMC associate professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, and BHP director. “UR employees told us that is a challenge."
Except for those enrolled in the HSA-Eligible Health Plan, there will be no out-of-pocket costs for treatment. Services provided to HSA-Eligible enrollees will be fully covered after the annual deductible is met.
BHP services include:
BHP is opening its first location at the medical center, in Suite G-8122, Jan. 2. A second location, 315 Science Parkway, is scheduled to open later in 2014. Hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Appointments are now being scheduled.
To make an appointment, please call (585) 276-6900, and have your health insurance information handy. No referral is necessary.
More information and a list of frequently asked questions
are available online.
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