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The Advantage of BCBS Beneficiaries Seeking Counseling for Behavioral Health

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The Advantage of BCBS Beneficiaries Seeking Counseling

for Behavioral Health

 

Millions of Americans experience some form of emotional and behavioral health issues every year.  Addressing this health concern is vital, as the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports the high rate at which American are affected by emotional and behavioral health conditions. The following estimates reflect this percentage of our population:

  • Approximately 1 in 5 American adults, or 43.8 million or 18.5%, face an emotional or behavioral health disorder each year.
  • Approximately 1 in 25 American adults, or 9.8 million or 4.0%, suffer from an emotional or behavioral health illness that substantially limits how they function at home, school or work.
  • Approximately 1 in 5 Americans of the ages 13 to 18 or 21.4%, go through a serious emotional or behavioral health disorder at some point in their youth.

 

Accessing the services, by these adults and children who may need help in addressing and resolving emotional and behavioral health concerns, can be challenging.  While access to insurance and treatment has improved due to the introduction of health care reforms, the state of health care in America is best depicted by the following statistics: 80% of youth are left with inadequate or no treatment at all, while 56% of American adults affected by an emotional or behavioral health disorder still lack access to care and have not received treatment.

Recognizing and treating people with emotional or behavioral health issues is extremely important, considering that most of these conditions are treatable. To improve the symptoms, develop resiliency, and to strive for better health and wellness, early detection and intervention are key elements. The earlier intervention is provided, the easier it is to return to optimal functioning. Some of the beneficial health care services available can be provided by professional counselors, therapists, and clinical psychologists.

 

Navigating the Complexities of Health Insurance with BCBS

Seeking counseling services can be confusing when using your health insurance.  The details sometimes need clarifying as to whether your health plan covers counseling. Some counselors may not accept health insurance or they may not be within the network of your insurance company.

However Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), one of the most recognizable names in health insurance and care, consist of 36 independent health insurance organizations and companies all over the US.  With this extensive network, BCBS covers millions of patients experiencing physical, emotional, and behavioral health issues.

One of the shared difficulties in understanding an insurance policy on behavioral health care is if your preferred counselor accepts your insurance.  With BCBS, the insurance companies under it are licensed entities, offering insurance plans within their specific area. There are also regions where BCBS companies act as administrator of Medicare and cover state and federal government employees under the Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan.

With BCBS, it is important for beneficiaries like you to get access to counseling services from your preferred health professional, a therapist you can trust to help you attain positive changes in your life. When BCBS covers your counseling, there is no need to get a doctor’s referral for counseling.  This way, you or someone you care about can receive treatment before the symptoms get worse. It also provides you with the comfort in knowing that the treatment and care you or your loved one needs can be accessed quickly.

 

On the Road to Recovery

Every client is unique and so is every therapist.  Connecting with a therapist you can feel comfortable talking about difficult and confidential issues is an essential to part of your recovery.  This is why a counseling service with many different counselors and therapists is such an advantage to those who may need one.

When seeking counseling for an emotional or behavioral issue that may be impacting you or a family member, call Carolina Counseling Services — Cameron, NC, on Hwy 87, near Linden Oaks and be matched with an independently contracted therapist that is right for you.

And as a BCBS beneficiary, there is no need to get a doctor’s referral before receiving treatment with a therapist independently contracted with Carolina Counseling Services — Cameron, NC, on Hwy 87, near Linden Oaks.  Schedule your first appointment now!

 


Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services

Counties: Harnett County

Areas: Cameron NC, Linden Oaks NC, Sprout Springs NC, Anderson Creek NC, Olivia NC, Pineview NC, Johnsonville NC, Spring Lake NC

Zip Codes: 28326, 28327, 27332, 28394

Rose Thomas, MA, LPC, LCAS, NCC

Specializes in: (Ages 5+) Children, Teens, Individuals, Couples and Families. Anxiety, Depression, ODD (Oppositional Defiance Disorder, ADHD, Relationship Issues, Marriage Counseling, Parenting, PTSD/Trauma Recovery, Acute Stress Disorder, Adult Sexual Abuse Survivors, Adjustment Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Persistent Depressive Disorder, Bipolar and Related Disorders, Self-injurious/Self-Harm, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Separation Anxiety, Disruptive Disorders, Conduct Disorder, Marital Conflict and Discord, LGBT, Substance Use Disorders
 Insurance: BCBS, Tricare,/Tricare Prime, Standard, Extra, Retired, Cash, HSA and FSA accepted (credit cards accepted)
 Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

Fetima Wellington, MS, LPC, LCAS-A

Specializes in: (Ages 6+) Children, Adolescents/Teens, Individuals, Couples, Family Therapy and Marriage Counseling. Anxiety, Depression, Bi-Polar Disorder, Addiction and Recovery, Relationship Issues, Post Partum Depression, Family Conflict, Crisis Intervention, ODD, Conduct Disorder, LGBTQ
 Insurance: BCBS, Cash, HSA and FSA accepted (credit cards accepted)
 Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

Mellissa Forde-Jackson, MSW, LCSW

Specializes in: (Ages 8+) Children, Adolescents/Teens, Individuals, Couples, Family Therapy, Marriage Counseling. Anxiety, Depression, Panic Disorders, ODD, ADHD, Conduct Disorder, Relationship Issues, Parenting Skills, Adjustment Disorders, Conflict Disorders, Communication Skills, Coping Skills, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Bipolar Disorder, Family Conflict, Crisis Intervention, LGBTQ, (Eco-Systemic Family Therapy and Strengthening Families Program Trained)
 Insurance: BCBS and Cash

How Do I Set Up my FIRST Appointment?

  • Call: (910) 722-9008 (Fastest way to schedule)
  • Text: (910) 308-3291 (Reply will be via phone)
  • Email: NewClient@CCS.Hush.com (You must include your phone number, because replies will only be made by telephone to ensure security/privacy)
  • Call or Text for your New Patient Appointment Anytime!
  • Appointment scheduling for NEW clients: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:15pm
  • New client appts may be scheduled when therapists have openings, which may include daytime, evenings and weekends.
  • Established/Standing Appointments are made directly with your therapist!
  • Referrals: MOST beneficiaries do NOT need a Referral!
Carolina Counseling Services - Cameron, NC
35 Plantation Drive, Suite 100B
Cameron, NC 28326

Other Contact Info

If you have a compliment, concern or comments please contact:

Management at: ccsmgmt@ccs.hush.com

If you need to speak specifically to the owner, please contact her directly at: Verna@ccs.hush.com