In an effort to provide mental health care to those struggling with addictions, UpMC health plans are offering a variety of mental health options.
The mental health plans have been working with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) since March to develop an addictions prevention program.
UpMC is offering mental health services to all upstate New York residents who are not insured under the state’s Medicaid program.
The program will also cover people who are uninsured and have been involuntarily committed to a mental health facility, up to a maximum of 18 hours a week.
UpMC is also looking at ways to make mental health counseling more accessible to people.
This is a step in the right direction, according to the UpMC president, Dr. James M. Davis.
Upmc plans have a wide range of mental illness services, but Davis said that the programs will continue to focus on those most at risk for mental health problems.
In an effort, Upmc has partnered with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, an organization that advocates for mental illness.
Upmc has also worked with mental health experts at the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Center for Mental Health, which was founded by former President Jimmy Carter to study and develop prevention strategies for mental illnesses.
The mental health plan will be the first in the Upmc network to offer services that include the use of mental-health medications and supportive counseling, according a press release.
It will also offer services for people with disabilities.
UpMc plans have received support from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and UpMC has been working to promote mental health in the state.
UpMc has also received federal and state support.
The health plan is not alone.
UpCities Mental Health Partnership, a network of health care providers in Upstate New NY, has offered support to UpMC since May.
The Mental Health Services Association, which is an umbrella organization for mental-care providers in the United States, also has worked with UpMC.
The Mental Health Alliance is the largest health care provider for the mentally ill, and its leaders have pledged to work to expand mental health access to Upmc patients.