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If coronavirus concerns are causing you stress, we can help

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Call us for help today

Our Optum Emotional Support Help Line at 1-866-342-6892 is free and available to anyone, so you can share it with family and friends. Caring professionals will connect callers to resources 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Take care of your mental health with Sanvello

These are unprecedented times, so we’re taking extra measures to ensure people have the tools they need to adjust to this new normal. We’re offering free, premium access to Sanvello, a helpful mobile app designed to help you cope with stress and anxiety. You can learn new skills, join group conversations, find useful techniques and track your emotions to help you feel more calm and in control. There’s even a new Staying Socially Connected community that provides support as COVID-19 shifts our daily routines. That’s why Optum and Sanvello have waived the cost of premium access.

Download Sanvello for free from the App Store or Google Play to begin feeling better.*

More resources

  • Watch a short video to learn about COVID-19, how to protect yourself, and where to get ongoing updates.

  • Watch a webinar: Coping with Traumatic Events
    Traumatic events can range from acts of terrorism, war, natural disasters and infectious disease outbreaks such as COVID-19. Whatever form they take, when trauma hits close to home, it can be hard to process. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. This one-hour program by Dr. Ellen Contente helps identify and normalize reactions to traumatic events. You will explore the broad emotional impact and look at healthy ways to cope.

  • Watch a webinar: Get the Best of Stress
    In this 50-minute training, you will get an overview of stress basics as well as practical suggestions for coping with stressful situations, like the coronavirus outbreak. Learn about stress hardiness and managing your stress in a healthy way. In addition, you will get tools to help you dial down stress and better understand personal and work-related aspects of stress.

For Behavioral Health providers

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*The Sanvello Mobile Application should not be used for urgent care needs. If you are experiencing a crisis or need emergency care, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. The information contained in the Sanvello Mobile Application is for educational purposes only; it is not intended to diagnose problems or provide treatment and should not be used as a substitute for your provider’s care. The Sanvello Mobile Application is available at no out of pocket cost to you through your health plan membership. Participation in the program is voluntary and subject to the terms of use contained in the Application.

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Optum encourages people to stay informed as the situation evolves

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit the CDC website.

Visit CDC now

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