Empire BCBS adds 4 virtual behavioral health providers

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield is adding four behavioral health providers to its network in response to a growing need for services in New York.

The company is adding Alma, Headway, NOCD and Ophelia, all of which offer virtual care options, according to an Aug. 23 news release from Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield. 

Empire members can search Alma's free directory to find in-network providers, according to the release. Members can search New York therapists and filter the results by age, gender, specialty, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, therapeutic style and specific concerns.   

Headway offers Empire members the ability to schedule appointments, have price transparency and find a provider who meets their clinical needs and preference, according to the release. 

NOCD offers obsessive-compulsive disorder treatments to those as young as 5, according to the release. Through its platform, members can access virtual, face-to-face therapy from a national network of licensed therapists who specialize in exposure and response prevention therapy. NOCD is in network across all Empire lines of business. 

Ophelia offers Empire members evidence-based opioid use disorder treatment, according to the release. The company combines telemedicine with medication-assisted treatment. Ophelia is in network across all Empire lines of business.

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