Are you wanting to talk to someone? Are you feeling isolated? The Mental Health Association of Oklahoma is offering FREE Virtual Support Groups for everyone! There are specific groups for both the Tulsa and the OKC area. Click here for more information.
“Virtual support groups are where you can come together with others going through the same issues as you. They are where you can share your stories and experiences with people who understand what you are going through better than anyone else because they have been there, too. Together, you will help each other in ways no one else can.” -Mental Health Association of Oklahoma
Through BetterHelp, a national virtual counseling service, you can get the help you want, the way you want it. This is free for all students on TU’s heath insurance. You have access to Psychologists (PhD/PsyD), Marriage and Family therapists (LMFT), Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) and Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC). These professional licensed counselors will be available to you via ongoing text communications, live chat, phone, video or groupinars.
When you first visit the counseling website, you will be asked to register and complete a questionnaire that will request your UHCSR insurance information on your ID card, emergency contacts and your goals for accessing the service. The questionnaire will also ask you for counselor preferences (gender, specialty, etc.) to ensure you are matched with a practitioner that can help you meet your goals. Within 24 hours after completing the questionnaire, you will be contacted by a counselor to schedule an appointment and decide on a communication method that best suits your needs.
As an insured with StudentResources, there is no consultation fee for this service. Every communication with a BetterHelp counselor is covered 100% during your policy period.
Non-insureds can access BetterHelp by clicking on “Get Started” and selecting “Registering for paid account”.
Step 1: Go to www.counseling4students.com to register and get started.
Step 2: Complete the Questionnaire to be matched to a counselor.
Step 3: Once complete, you’ll receive an email from your counselor within 24 hours with instructions on how to schedule your appointments.
Getting sick is never convenient, and finding time to get to the doctor can be hard. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) provides you and your covered dependents access to care for non-emergency medical issues through MDLIVE.
MDLIVE doctors can help treat the following conditions and more:
- General health: Allergies, Asthma, Nausea, Sinus Infections
- Pediatric care: Cold/flu, Ear problems, Pinkeye
- Behavioral health: Online counseling, Child behavior/learning issues, Stress management
Whether you’re at home or traveling, access to a board-certified doctor is available from 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can speak to a doctor immediately or schedule an appointment based on your availability. In some situations virtual visits can also be a better alternative than going to the emergency room or urgent care center.
Step 1: Connect online through MDLIVE.com/bcbsok or by downloading the MDLIVE app
Step 2: Register! You’ll need to provide your first and last name, date of birth and BCBSOK member ID number.
Step 3: Choose and chat with a doctor.
Step 4: Prescriptions sent electronically to a pharmacy of your choice (when appropriate)