Find Help for Mental Health, Drugs, or Alcohol if You Have Private Insurance You Buy Directly
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. 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.
- If you have a job, 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