Behavioral, physical, and emotional health

Behavioral health benefits

With a plan from Independence Blue Cross, you can access the following benefits.

Tele-behavioral health

Independence believes your overall health includes both your physical and emotional well-being. That’s why we make it easy for you1 to use behavioral health services through the tele-behavioral health benefit. You can have virtual visits by phone or video chat from the comfort of your home, or anywhere that’s convenient for you. Visits will be held with a licensed health care professional (including psychiatrists, psychologists, and counselors). Virtual visits are convenient, flexible, and completely confidential. You'll pay the same amount as you would for an in-office behavioral health visit.

To get started, simply locate a tele-behavioral health provider by calling the number on the back of your ID card under Mental Health/Substance Abuse. You can also check with your current provider to see if he or she offers virtual visit options.


On To Better Health

Sometimes home, work, and social pressures negatively impact our physical and emotional well-being. On To Better Health can help you better manage life's daily pressures and balance your physical and emotional well-being through online self-help tools and resources.

This online resource includes complete guided-therapy programs designed to change unhelpful thoughts and behaviors; health and wellness articles; and other tools that are easy to use, confidential, and available 24/7 on your computer or phone.2


1 Tele-behavioral health is available to Independence members who have behavioral health benefits through Magellan Healthcare, Inc, an independent company.

2 You may not have access to all of the features. The information on this website is not to be construed as medical advice or recommendations or as a substitute for professional medical advice and is not a substitute for consultation with a qualified physician.