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UnitedHealthcare offering virtual behavioral health care benefit

Posted On: Jan. 20, 2023 9:44 AM CST

UnitedHealthcare Inc. is rolling out a new virtual behavioral health coaching program backed by Optum, Fierce Healthcare reports. The offering is available as of Jan. 1 for 5 million fully insured members, and self-insured employers can also purchase the program as a benefit option, the report says. Through the program, adults with symptoms of mild depression, stress and anxiety can access support for their mental health needs through virtual modules as well as one-on-one video conferences, phone calls or messaging with coaches.