A New Tele-Behavioral Health Provider Joined Our Network

  • June 6, 2019

    We believe behavioral health shouldn’t be treated any differently than any other medical condition. We also know it can be hard to refer patients to appropriate behavioral health that can be seen sooner rather than later.

    This is why Premera offers programs and tools to help our members get quality care–on their terms and at a fair price. This year Talkspace, a tele-behavioral health provider, joined our provider network.

    The Talkspace live-video behavioral health or psychiatric services would be used the same as in-person evaluation and medication management services. Usually patients will be able to schedule an initial appointment to meet their Talkspace provider within 1-3 days and schedule their first therapy or counseling appointment within 4-7 days.

    Providers and members can learn more about Talkspace on our website - 24-Hour Care and Find Mental Health Providers. Currently, the Talkspace network offers online, live-video psychiatric services in WA, AK, and NY with plans for psychiatrists in all 50 states by the end of the year. We encourage you to add Talkspace to your referrals for patients with behavioral health needs.

    Together, we can destigmatize behavioral health and make healthcare work better.

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