Behavioral Health Care Through City's Medical Providers

Ninety percent of city employees and their dependents who use GuidanceResources' short-term counseling services resolve their issue during those sessions. When you need more care, the city’s medical providers have behavioral health care coverage for those covered under the city’s medical plans. Read the City Medical Plan Coverage(PDF, 112KB) for more information about copays for mental health, behavioral health or substance use disorder services. 

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente members should visit Understanding Mental Health. From there, you can call to get started, find what to expect and more. Members do not need a referral to access mental health services. Want to learn more first? Read the Kaiser Permanente's Mental Health and Wellness overview(PDF, 114KB).


UnitedHealthcare members should log on to and click on From there, you can search for a provider by location, name or you can find doctors who are open for virtual visits. UHC members also have access to Talkspace(PDF, 60KB), online therapy where you can regularly communicate with a therapist safely and securely from your phone or desktop.