Virtual Services

Emotional Support Help Line

If you are experiencing anxiety or stress due to recent developments around coronavirus, Optum offers immediate access to mental health specialists.  Its toll-free help line will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Services are free of charge and open to all, call 866-342-6892.

Healthiestyou is a Medical and Behavioral Telehealth Service Free of Charge to Premier Plan Members

While away from campus take advantage of Healthiestyou, a telehealth service for medical and mental health.  For medical and mental health services, first go to Telehealth4students.com to register. The URL is also included on your ID card. (Link to the Healthiestyou FAQ’s (new window) for more information and registration assistance.)

Virtual mental health visits are easiest to access using the Healthiestyou mobile app. Link to the Healthiestyou Mental Health flyer for details and assistance.

Virtual medical visits are an efficient method of obtaining medical advice about the coronavirus. Students with other insurance coverage can also access Healthiestyou medical services for around $40.

Insurance Company Virtual Service Benefits Announcement

United Healthcare StudentResources (UHCSR) expressed in the March 2020 statement below that it will consider claims for virtual medical and mental health treatment by physicians practicing within their scope of their license.

At UnitedHealthCare StudentResources (UHCSR), we believe it is crucial to support members who may be confined to their homes due to the COVID-19 outbreak. UHCSR is taking steps to ensure that we make it easier for our members to continue to receive appropriate treatment during this time, we are encouraging providers and members to use video-enabled virtual visits or telephonic care as needed. Charges for video-enabled virtual visits or telephonic care, including but not limited to telephone, skype, chat and online, made by physician’s working within the scope of their license will continue to be considered under the policy benefits. 

We are unable to provide any instruction (CPT codes, Place of Service, etc.) on how to bill for the services that are being provided. Participating providers that have questions regarding tele health services may go to www.uhcprovider.com (new window) (medical) or  www.providerexpress.com (new window) (behavioral health) and Non-participating providers that have questions regarding tele health services may go to www.cms.gov (new window).

New Premier Plan Online Portal for Out-of-Network Claims Reimbursement

If you go to an out-of-network provider anywhere in the world, you will pay for services at the time of the visit.  Secure, online claims reimbursement is now available for Premier Plan out-of-network claims. Learn more about this new claims portal, reimbursement will be easier and faster.