Mental Health Benefits

Due to federal mental health parity law, there is no yearly or lifetime dollar limit for essential mental health benefits. Also, deductibles, co-payments, coinsurance, out-of-pocket limits, number of days or visits covered and any pre-authorization of treatment must be the same for mental health and medical/surgical services.

If you are having a psychiatric emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.

National Suicide & Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) 24/7
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or to chat
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or

Benefit Resources
for Mental Health
For additional resources specific to your insurance plan’s mental health benefits, click the button of your insurance provider, then select from the drop down menus that will populate below.
Employee Assistance Program
Offering a variety of confidential counseling, consultation, coaching & education services, EAP counselors are licensed therapists with many years of diverse experience in mental health, business and as City employees.

Click here to access your EAP benefits as an active employee for the city of San Francisco.
Call 1-800-464-4000 to make an appointment or contact your Primary Care Physician. You don‘t need a referral from your primary care physician to see a therapist.
Blue of California
Call 1-877-263-9952 to find a provider and schedule an appointment.
United Healthcare
Call 1-866-282-0125 to make an appointment. TelementalHealth services are available with participating providers. To find providers online, go to
Blue of California
Medicare Advantage Members: Call (877) 259-0493 to make an appointment or contact your Primary Care Physician. Telemental Health services are available with participating providers. To learn more or find a list of participating virtual medical doctors online sign into your member account at