10-Day New Member Experience: Day 8 — Safeguard Your Mental Health

Balancing positive and negative emotions is one of the keys to a happy, healthy life. Your UnitedHealthcare® Medicare Advantage plan can help you find that sweet spot.

Mature woman listening to music through headphones.

Older adults as a whole are a pretty mentally healthy bunch, says Kerrie Smedley, Ph.D., a psychologist based in Annville, Pennsylvania. But that doesn’t mean you’re immune to anxiety or depression — or simply a streak of the blues.

If you find yourself struggling with your emotions or the impact of social isolation, it’s smart to reach out for help. With most UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans, virtual visits with mental health providers are covered for a $0 copay1. Coverage for mental health care varies by plan, so sign in to MyUHCMedicare.com to get the details about what is available to you.

If you just need to talk to someone, try the free emotional support line staffed with trained mental health professionals. It’s available for you to call anytime at 866-342-6892, TTY 771. 

Most plans also include Renew by UnitedHealthcare®2. Members with Renew can tap into the power of Renew Positivity, an assortment of resources designed to inspire and help boost your happiness. Listen to a variety of music playlists that fit your mood. Browse and share uplifting photos and positive messages. Or click on inspiring articles and fun activities that provide a welcome dose of motivation. To find these activities, sign in to your plan website, then click on “Health & Wellness.”

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1. Benefits, features and/or devices vary by plan/area. Limitations and exclusions apply.
2. Renew by UnitedHealthcare is not available in all plans.

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