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Behavioral health benefits

Mental health and physical health go hand in hand, so UC’s medical coverage includes behavioral health benefits for mental health services and substance abuse treatment. All UC health plans also offer phone and/or video options for getting behavioral health advice and care.

  • Full Full eligibility available
  • Mid Mid eligibility available
  • Core Core eligibility available
  • Retirees Retirees eligibility available

How behavioral health benefits work in UC’s medical plans

Benefits are included in your medical plan premium. You do not need a referral from your primary care provider to see a behavioral health provider, but some services require preauthorization from your behavioral health plan.

Faculty and staff assistance programs

Regardless of whether you’re enrolled in UC benefits, the faculty and staff assistance program (sometimes called an Employee Assistance Program) offered by your campus, medical center or lab offers free, confidential resources for emotional health — often available right on campus.