Medicare & You: Mental Health Benefits



hi i'm angela at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services I'd like to let you know about how Medicare's mental health benefits might be able to help you live your happiest and healthiest life here in the United States mental illnesses are common one in five American adults experience mental illness in a given year in fact mental health conditions like depression or anxiety can happen to anyone at any time this is a good time to learn about Medicare's mental health benefits in case you ever need them these benefits cover services and programs to help diagnose and treat mental health conditions outpatient and inpatient mental health care like psychiatrist visits and annual depression screening and family counseling are some of the services that Medicare helps cover plus if you meet certain income and resource limits you may even qualify for extra help from Medicare to help with prescription drug coverage if you have problems that affect your mental health like thoughts about ending your life trouble concentrating or lack of energy talk to a doctor or another healthcare provider and if you'd like someone to talk with right away you can call a crisis counselor at the free and confidential National Suicide Prevention lifeline at one 800 to 73 talk that's one eight hundred two seventy three t ALK learn more about mental health and medicare benefits by visiting medicare gov

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