One thing the pandemic experience taught us all is to take better care of our mental health. Many of us recognized for the first time that we could use a little help to become happier and healthier. As a result, we have sharpened our focus on mental health and wellness resources and have prepared this page to provide important information on what resources are available to you.
There are a variety of resources available to you through insurance carriers, specialty care, and discount programs.
Anthem Blue Cross Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Every C.A.R. Anthem plan offers an EAP to members. This program provides quick, easy access to work/life support, counseling and referral services. Log in to Sydney or the Anthem Member Website to find out more.
Use Ginger – The Ginger app offers immediate 1-on-1 support for coping with many common challenges — from stress and low mood to issues with work and relationships, and more. Ginger’s highly trained emotional support coaches are ready to help 24/7.
Mental Health Assessment – Depression is a real — and common — medical condition that can affect your mind, body and spirit. It isn’t always easy to tell the difference, but depression has certain symptoms that are distinct from the “blues,” which everyone gets from time to time. With proper treatment, most people with depression feel better and enjoy life more.
Check your symptoms with our short self-assessment to find out if you might be depressed. When you’re done, you can review your care options.
Kaiser Community Resources – Good health requires more than just health care. You need to be able to meet your daily needs. If you need help with food, housing, transportation, paying bills, and more, explore this directory of community-based programs and services that offer assistance in your area.
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C.A.R. MEMBER DISCOUNT PROGRAMS
Teladoc Services with C.A.R. Preferred Savings Plan – A unique C.A.R. program that provides access to Teladoc services, Doctors online, Health Advocacy and a Prescription discount service for just $14.00/month. Unlimited 24/7 access to a doctor is only a call or click away—anytime, anywhere with no per visit fee. With Teladoc, you can talk to a doctor by phone or online video to get a diagnosis, treatment options and prescription if medically necessary. Save time and money by avoiding crowded waiting rooms in the doctor’s office, urgent care clinic or ER. Just use your phone, computer, smartphone or tablet to get a quick diagnosis by a U.S. licensed physician.
On-demand healthcare—wherever, whenever
Treatment for common medical issues such as colds, flu, poison ivy, respiratory infections, bronchitis, pink eye, sinus problems, allergies, urinary tract infections and ear infections
10 minute average doctor response time
Visits for all ages—from children to seniors
U.S. board-certified doctors with an average 20 years practice experience
Upon request, Teladoc can share visit information with your doctor
Free State Resources
CalHOPE – California’s free mental health resources website. Links for help with crisis counseling, housing, mental health and substance abuse. This site has various tools for specific groups, such as teens, veterans, LGBTQ+ Community, African American/Black, Latino/Latinx, Parents/Caregivers and Asian and Pacific Islanders.
CalHope Warm Line: (833) 317-HOPE (4673) – Available 24/7 – Connects callers to people who have persevered through struggles with stress, anxiety, depression. Peer counselors listen with compassion and support and offer guidance.