May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services (CMS) wants to remind people with Medicare that the program covers mental health services to support them during these stressful times including:
- Telehealth counseling services during the COVID-19 public health emergency – learn more here: https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/telehealth
- Other outpatient mental health services, including depression screening, individual and group psychotherapy, and family counseling – learn more here: https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/mental-health-care-outpatient
- Counseling and therapy services from a Medicare-enrolled opioid treatment program (OTP) by telehealth options or telephone only, if you’re being treated for a substance use disorder – learn more here: https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/opioid-use-disorder-treatment-services
In these extraordinary times, it is important to remember that metal health support is available for people with Medicare.