Optum Mental Health Coverage

Roughly 20% of Americans deal with mental illness yearly. These concerning statistics prove the importance of receiving quality mental health services. If you’re an Optum mental health coverage beneficiary, you can easily receive care at Behavioral Health Centers in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Behavioral Health Centers is a participating provider in the Optum network. Our experienced mental health caregivers make our facility one of the best for receiving behavioral health assistance.

Since the type of services you receive from Behavioral Health Centers vary depending on your health insurance plan, it’s crucial to understand what we offer as an Optum network provider.

What Is Optum Mental Health Coverage?

Optum is a company under the UnitedHealth Group that provides various medical services. Optum Health is the company’s branch that provides health plans to private and public employers.

The company’s behavioral health care solutions make it easier for employees to receive mental health services through the Employee Assistance Program.

Verify Your Benefits

What is your addiction really costing you? Getting clean is within your reach. Behavioral Health Centers (BHC) is here to help.

Your insurance may cover all or some of your rehab at a BHC facility.

Optum Behavioral Health Benefits


According to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, at least 50% of Americans experiment with illegal drugs once in their lifetime. Close to 60 million use restricted substances every year, most of whom become addicted.

Substance use is harmful. It disrupts your life, making it impossible for you to function without using drugs. Maintaining a drug habit can also be costly, depleting your and your loved ones’ resources. If you struggle with drug addiction issues, you must get help quickly. Once admitted to our Behavioral Health Centers, you’ll undergo detoxification to ensure the drugs completely leave your system.

Optum mental health benefits include coverage for substance use disorder services. Our experts will supervise you full-time, ensuring you undergo the difficult detoxification process comfortably and safely.


You can get residential behavioral health services at Behavioral Health Centers through your Optum plan. We provide a calm environment where you can fully focus on your treatment program. You’ll be surrounded by a nurturing community that supports you through all your treatment activities.

Some behavioral health benefits you’ll receive during your inpatient stay include a personalized treatment plan for therapy and medication. You can also fully participate in the various alternative therapies to promote holistic healing, including fishing, massage therapy, gym exercise and games.

If Optum covers your treatment costs, you may need prior authorization to receive residential treatment at our facility. However, most Optum plans allow hospitalization at the nearest emergency room if you pose a danger to yourself or others.


mental health aftercare

Treatment for mental health conditions doesn’t end when you finish your inpatient stay at Behavioral Health Centers. As the end of your inpatient stay nears, you’ll be assigned a case manager who will help you transition to the outside world.

Optum medical insurance can cover follow-up treatments to maximize your behavioral health benefits. The case manager will help you find outpatient treatment centers under the Optum provider network so you can sustain the beneficial behaviors you developed during treatment.

Behavioral Health Services Under Optum

When you stop using drugs or alcohol, your body goes through a detox process that may take several days. In some people, this process causes nausea, vomiting, headaches and other symptoms. It’s safer to go through withdrawal under the supervision of experienced mental health providers, so Behavioral Health Centers offers a drug and alcohol detox program. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, detox is covered under all ACA-compliant health insurance plans. That means Aetna insurance provides at least some level of coverage for drug and alcohol detox.

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Individual Therapy

Optum’s individual therapy coverage gives you the space to honestly look inward and identify the causes of your mental health conditions. You’ll attend sessions with qualified psychologists. These professionals employ different behavioral health therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational Interviewing, to help you modify your negative habits.

During individual therapy, there’s no pressure to move at everyone else’s speed. You can heal on your own time and develop lasting changes that benefit your mental and behavioral health issues.

Group Therapy

While individual therapy provides confidentiality, group therapy promotes accountability during your mental health journey. Most substance use treatments Behavioral Health Centers offer include group therapy sessions.

Optum health plans can cover group session costs so you can freely interact with people dealing with behavioral health conditions like yours. A group leader guides discussions and helps members craft action plans to benefit their mental health.

Verify Your Benefits

What is your addiction really costing you? Getting clean is within your reach. Behavioral Health Centers (BHC) is here to help.

Your insurance may cover all or some of your rehab at a BHC facility.

Conditions Covered by Optum Behavioral Health Plan

Substance Use Disorder

Optum plans support anyone seeking care for substance use disorder. Drug addiction treatment is one of our specialties. We offer treatment services for alcohol, cocaine, heroin, meth and other drugs. Our in-house experts use CBT, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and neurobehavioral therapy.

Each form of therapy helps you look at contributors to your drug abuse. Some treatments include a family support program to help you make amends and build a support system to which you’ll be accountable once you leave Behavioral Health Centers.

Anxiety Disorders

Around 40 million Americans suffer from some type of anxiety disorder. The most common conditions under this umbrella include chronic anxiety, social anxiety and phobias.

Anxiety disorders disrupt your life, making it hard to perform regular life activities, including work or socializing with loved ones. If unaddressed, an anxiety disorder can lead to self-medication and eventually substance abuse.

You can get help managing anxiety disorders while you get treatment for substance use disorder at Behavioral Health Centers. Our experts use traditional psychotherapy approaches. You can also undertake alternative treatment options, such as yoga and exercise, to learn how to manage your anxiety. Optum covers these treatments, ensuring you get well-rounded care.


Depression, or major depressive disorder, is another mental health condition that can occur alongside substance abuse. If you have depression, you may be unable to sleep, eat, get out of bed, shower and concentrate. People with depression often have negative thoughts and may feel useless, unwanted and even suicidal. At Behavioral Health Centers, we offer intensive treatment for depression. Our methods include multiple individual sessions with a trained psychologist and group therapy sessions with people who can relate to what you’re going through. Depending on your condition’s severity, a psychiatrist may prescribe you medication. The Optum website explains that the insurance covers treatment for depression as part of the company’s Employee Assistance Program. Thus, you may qualify for the treatment based on the plan your employer purchases.

Behavior Health Centers Mental Health Services

Seeking help for your mental health is brave and commendable. However, if you’re unsure what therapy interventions your Optum mental health coverage includes, you may not receive the health you need.

Fortunately, our insurance experts at Behavioral Health Centers are always available to help you with your Optum plan. Call us today at 772-774-3872 or visit our offices at 208 SW Port St. Lucie Boulevard in Port St. Lucie.

We’ll help you learn everything about your Optum mental health coverage. We’ll also provide you with educational material about our mental health services to help you make the right decisions about your mental well-being.

Get Help Today

Don’t let the cost of substance abuse treatment deter you from getting the help you need. Behavioral Health Centers is a treatment facility that is committed to taking every step necessary to ensure your treatment is accessible and affordable. If you or someone you love is struggling with an addiction to alcohol or drugs, reach out today and take the first step in your recovery journey.