Behavioral health is as important as physical health. That’s why behavioral health services (also called mental health services) is one of the many extra benefits that are included with most dual-eligible health plans from UnitedHealthcare.*
Dual health plans (also called Dual Special Needs Plans or D-SNPs) are a type of Medicare plan. They’re for people who have both Medicaid and Medicare. Dual health plans can help simplify care and help make life easier for dual-eligible members.
Many people who are dually eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare have serious, ongoing health conditions. They may need to see a number of different doctors and specialists. That could also include therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists or other behavioral health doctors to help with mental health challenges.
A dual-eligible health plan can make it easier to manage a wide variety of care providers. Dual health plans can help you find a psychiatrist or other mental health provider near you. If necessary, dual plans can help coordinate mental health and substance use disorder treatment services with physical health care services. It takes a lot of time and effort juggling multiple appointments, plus all the paperwork from Medicaid and Medicare. A dual health plan can help keep everything straight.