Free Mental Health / Substance Abuse / Suicide Prevention Resources

Below is a list of free mental health resources and communities that can help employees manage stress, gain insights into medical issues and solutions, access substance abuse resources, and more!

Active Minds Resources to stay mentally healthy during this crisis time. (Active Minds Hospitality Guide)
Access a free resources hub for help during the COVID-19 pandemic, including stress management, community building from a distance, and tips for remote workers.

PatientsLikeMe The world’s largest personalized health network helps people find new treatments, connect with others and take action to improve their outcomes. 
Access a community for anyone concerned about symptoms and/or diagnosed with COVID-19, as well as anyone suffering from anxiety and depression, to come together and discuss coping mechanisms and support each other here.

Ben’s Friends Hospitality-focused substance abuse support network. 
Join a safe environment with others who understand the unique challenges experienced by people on the front lines in restaurants, hotels, and other hospitality industries. Click here to find a meeting near you or access telephonic meetings.

Free apps that aid with sleep, meditation, and overall mindfulness – Learn more and download: Smiling Mind App, Insight Timer or Tide.

Crisis Text LineText HELLO to 741741 for immediate help in a crisis situation.

Emotional Support and Crisis 24/7 Hotline – Call or text 988 to connect with mental health professionals who will listen, provide support, and connect you to resources.

Free Pharmacy Discount Card – OptumPerks

Help Your Employees Save!

  • Pre-loaded with discounts on most FDA-approved medications
  • Save up to 80%* simply by showing the pharmacist your Optum Perks card
  • Use your card at thousands of pharmacies nationwide
  • Anyone can use, no matter age, medical history
  • No limit to how often you can use

Telemedicine: Discounted Virtual Visits with Health Professionals

HealthiestYou by Teladoc makes it easy and cost effective for you to offer your employees the ability to safely seek medical or mental health assistance from the comfort of their homes anytime of the day or night. For just $9 a month, you can give them access to Teladoc 24/7 care with no copays.

  • Unlimited virtual visits just $9 per employee per month.
  • General Medical: Board-certified doctors
  • Mental Health: Licensed mental health professionals
  • Dermatology: U.S. board-certified dermatologists
  • Nutrition, Back and Joint Care, and more!

Click here for more information or to purchase this product.

Employees – you can purchase Teladoc directly for just $19.99 a month. This service gives your entire family access to 24/7 care with no copays.

  • Unlimited access to virtual visits for medical and mental health conditions along with neck and back care, dermatology, nutrition counseling, and expert medical opinions.
  • Employee purchase price is $19.99 per month for unlimited virtual visits and includes all services for all family members at no additional cost.
  • No copayments or hidden charges
  • All employees eligible: full time, part time, and furloughed
  • No employer participation is required.

Health Care Discounts & Solutions

Exclusive Discounts and Solutions for CHLA Members 

UHC_Lockup_blu_RGBWith UnitedHealthcare, the only endorsed health carrier of CHLA, you’ll find an array of quality health plan solutions designed for the hospitality industry. Attract and retain top talent. Delver on what matter to employees today. Contact their dedicated team to review a variety of products and opportunities for cost savings typically only available to larger groups.

Tailor-made health plans for your business

Attract and retain top talent. Deliver on what matters to employees today.

UnitedHealthcare offers a health care solution designed for CHLA members. The solution includes:

  • Savings that add up – employers may qualify for up to a 5% discount off medical and ancillary rates
  • More plan options – choose from medical, dental, vision, life and disability plans. Plus, enjoy product and price flexibility with PPO, HSA and tiered-benefit plans
  • A large nationwide network – access more than 1.7M providers and 7K hospitals1
  • Health and well-being programs –  a diverse set of solutions that support employee overall well-being, not just physical health
  • Digital tools – simplify the health care experience for employees with resources such as®, the UnitedHealthcare® app and more
  • Ease of administration – rely on a dedicated account service team to provide enhanced support to you and your employees

Individual + Family Health Insurance

Part-time and full-time team members can get help finding affordable personal health insurance by speaking directly to a licensed agent at no cost.  This includes seeing if they qualify for any federal subsidies as part of the enrollment process for an Affordable Care Act (ACA) plan.

Click below to learn more or call (855) 665-2756.2

* I Missed My State’s Open Enrollment Deadline. Can I Still Get Healthcare Coverage?

Don’t worry! If you missed the enrollment deadline in your state, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) that will allow you to apply for health insurance if you have experienced a qualifying life event. Qualifying life events can include:

  • A change in your home address
  • The loss of health insurance through a job or aging out of a parent’s policy at age 26
  • Household changes such as marriage, divorce, a death in the family, or having a baby

You have 60 days to enroll in a plan if you qualify for an SEP. But, if you miss that 60-day window, you will have to wait until Open Enrollment in 2024 to enroll in an individual health insurance policy for 2025.

For more information, visit our partner page California Hotel & Lodging Association | or call: 1-855-665-2756.

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  • Specialty benefits and programs may not be available in all states or for all group sizes. Components subject to change.
  • Medical discount applies to 51+ group size.
  • The UnitedHealthcare plan with Health Savings Account (HSA) is a qualifying high deductible health plan (HDHP) that is designed to comply with IRS requirements so eligible enrollees may open a Health Savings Account (HSA) with a bank of their choice or through Optum Bank, Member FDIC. The HSA refers only and specifically to the Health Savings Account that is provided in conjunction with a particular bank, such as Optum Bank, and not to the associated HDHP.
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  • 2 This website is operated by HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, Inc. and is not the Health Insurance Marketplace® website. HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, Inc. is licensed as an insurance agency in all 50 states and DC. Not all agents are licensed to sell all products. Services and product availability varies by state. Sales agents may be compensated based on a consumer’s enrollment in an insurance plan. No obligation to enroll. Agent cannot provide tax or legal advice. Contact your tax or legal professional to discuss details regarding your individual business circumstances. Our quoting tool is provided for your information only. All quotes are estimates and are not final until consumer is enrolled. Medicare has neither reviewed nor endorsed this information.
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