Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Bowdoin College offers benefits to help people maintain their mental health or help those with mental health or addiction issues. Here are three examples:
Am I eligible?
All benefits eligible employees and their immediate family members can use the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and the Work/Life Balance resources.
All benefits eligible employees who have elected coverage in the Bowdoin College PPO Health Plan are eligible for the mental health benefits.
How much does it cost?
There is no cost to you or your immediate family members to use the EAP program. The EAP allows for up to 4 free visits per person per issue per calendar year.
The costs for mental health benefits are included in your Health Plan premiums. Some services require a co-pay and/or are subject to the calendar year deductible and coinsurance.
What types of mental health benefits are included in the Health Plan?
The Bowdoin College PPO Health Plan offers Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services that include:
As with physical health, there are In-Network and Out-of-Network behavioral health providers. You will want to check the list of In-Network providers at Anthem when making choices about mental health services. Remember: Out-of-Network benefits are subject to the maximum allowances under the plan which can mean significantly higher out-of-pocket costs to you.
How do I use the mental health benefits?
For the most part, there are no special rules or restrictions for using the mental health benefits. However, there are a few important notes listed below.