Find Help for Mental Health, Drugs, or Alcohol if You Have Private Insurance Through Your Employer or Union
Visit your health insurance plan’s website and look for a section to find a doctor. You can also call the phone number on the back of your insurance card. Many will list a number for mental health and substance use (sometimes called behavioral health) or a nurse line. You can ask them for help finding and getting services.
You will be responsible for any co-pays, coinsurance, or deductibles that your plan has–just like going to the doctor for your physical health. Your health information is private and protected and cannot be shared with your employer. Learn about health insurance costs (PDF | 1.6 MB).
- If you’re comfortable, ask your doctor, social worker, loved ones, or a trusted friend if they know any health care professionals or programs.
- Use the SAMHSA search for health care professionals and programs or call 1-800-662-4357 any time day or night. The call line has people who can speak with you in English or Spanish.
- Ask your employer’s human resources department if they have an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). An EAP is a free and confidential service that your company pays for. The service can help employees with mental health, drug or alcohol use, grief, and trauma.
You can also:
- Find a health center that provides free or low-cost care.
- If you’re a student, look for your school’s health center or peer support group.
- Learn about support groups.
Last Updated: 04/24/2023