Behavioral Health Programs

Help control costs and improve health

Helping employees deal with their mental health conditions isn’t just good medicine — it’s good business. People with high rates of medical services use have a higher prevalence of depression and anxiety disorders.

Our behavioral health programs can help employers control costs and employees find the care they need. Members have access to:

  • Self-screening tools to understand their health risks
  • Educational materials to learn more about their condition
  • Case management services to help coordinate their care and increase follow-through on their treatment

Disease management programs

People with chronic medical conditions — such as diabetes, asthma and heart disease — are more likely to have problems with depression, anxiety and substance abuse.

Our disease management programs are designed to identify and treat these co-existing conditions early on. This can help members avoid complications and improve their quality of life.

Find more information on disease management programs

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MedPsych Program

It’s more common today for an individual to have both a serious medical condition and a behavioral health condition. Left untreated, these conditions can lead to dramatically increased medical costs. Our MedPsych Program can help reverse this trend — and lower costs — by identifying these members and helping them become more aware and more in control of their behavioral health conditions.

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Aetna Health ConnectionsSM

Depression is often triggered by chronic illness. To help identify and treat it early, we include depression screening and referrals in our Aetna Health Connections disease management program. Members can get support for more than 35 chronic health conditions. The program helps them deal more effectively with their doctors and take an active role in treatment.

Learn more about Aetna's chronic & acute care program

Primary care support programs

Many people feel most comfortable learning about new treatment options from their family doctor. The four programs below assist primary care physicians in providing members with access to mental health care.

Download an overview of Aetna’s primary care support services


Depression in Primary Care

This program helps primary care physicians screen for depression and monitor treatment response.

Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment

This program promotes screening, identification and intervention for members at risk for alcohol abuse.

Pediatric Behavioral Health Management

This program helps pediatricians diagnose and treat mood and behavioral problems in children.

Integrated Primary Care Behavioral Health

This program helps primary care physicians provide behavioral health services on site.

Learn more about this team-based approach to behavioral health

Health benefits and health insurance plans are offered, underwritten and/or administered by Aetna Health Inc., Aetna Health of California Inc., Aetna Health Insurance Company of New York, Aetna Health Insurance Company and/or Aetna Life Insurance Company (Aetna). In Florida by Aetna Health Inc., and/or Aetna Life Insurance Company. In Maryland by Aetna Health Inc., 151 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06156. Each insurer has sole financial responsibility for its own products.

This material is for information only. Health information programs provide general health information and are not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment by a physician or other health care professional.


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