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The Health Care Costs of Mental Health

Health care is a major burden for most people today. But did you know that many chronic diseases are avoidable through preventive care? And this doesn’t only mean taking care of your body. Your mental health is key to your overall well-being. Problems with your mental health can affect every area of your life. Theoretically, it seems that preventive care is cheaper than getting sick in the future. But are there affordable care costs for mental health resources like therapy? Bold TV’s Julia Sun and Philip Michael chat about the health care costs of mental health.

Does your insurance cover therapy?

Not all health care plans allow for therapy sessions. But if you have the right insurance, your therapy can be counted as preventive care and completely covered. If you’re wondering whether your current insurance covers therapy, here’s a resource to help you find that information. If you have BlueCross or BlueShield, this site will help you find therapists that accept your plan. And if you’re on the search for the best plan, make sure to read your insurance plan’s enrollment materials to see your benefits and coverage levels.

Prioritize your mental health

If you don’t think you need therapy, you always can consult your primary care doctor at your regular annual checkups. But if you feel that your mental health needs more care, it’s important to prioritize that part of your life. Seek out help because there are helpful resources for everyone. Don’t let the fear of health care costs stand in your way. In the end, your well-being is worth it.

Looking for the right therapist? Check out this interview for tips on how to find the best therapist for your needs!

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