One in five Americans will experience a mental health disorder in a given year. At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, we recognize the connection between mental health and overall wellness. Blue Cross NC is committed to breaking down barriers to mental health care, including accessibility and removing stigma associated with mental and substance use disorders. Behavioral health disorders are highly prevalent highly treatable and nothing to be ashamed of.

During Mental Health Awareness Month this May, Blue Cross NC continues its focus on education and providing resources that empower members to get the help they need when and where they want it, whether in-person or virtual care.

Behavioral Health Resources for Members

Blue Cross NC Care Navigators can assist you in finding the right health care provider.  Fill out a self-referral form, and one of our Care Navigators can help you.

Virtual Care Options

Teladoc Behavioral Health is a telehealth solution that connects members with doctors over the phone or on video chat.

Headway offers timely access to in-network mental health providers for your needs and preferences, across specialty, location, virtual or in-person care, personality, and race, language, and ethnicity. Members can choose a date and time and book a first appointment in as soon as 48 hours.

Community Crisis Assistance

Lifeline provides free, 24/7 confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress through a hotline with the number 9-8-8.

Crisis Text Line is a critical resource for 24/7 crisis support through SMS text messaging. Text HOME to 741741.

For additional mental health resources for BCBSNC members including how to find a therapist, click here.