features and benefits
Largest behavioral health network in the U.S.
Easy access to high-quality mental health and substance use disorder services is essential to the health and well-being of the people we serve. Optum® has the nation’s largest performance-tiered network with more than 166,000 active network providers.
Care advocates understand the whole person
We’ve pioneered the industry’s most sophisticated network performance measurement systems to help us match an individual’s unique needs. We look at each person's medical and behavioral health to ensure whole-person care. Our mental health services can be accessed by phone or in person. Our evidence-based substance use disorder programs are helping address the opioid crisis.
Specialized clinical management
Our specialized services include recovery-focused peer support, crisis intervention and management, personal and family counseling, care for post-traumatic stress disorder, treatment for traumatic brain injuries, suicide prevention programs and sexual trauma services.
Our guiding principles
We help people get the behavioral health services they deserve by focusing on coordinating care for the whole person. We practice person-centered recovery principles. And we make care accessible and relevant to them.
Deep expertise with all populations
We’ve pioneered innovations around virtually every type of population to support the distinct needs of employers, health plans, and government-sponsored Medicaid programs. We can work with you develop a clinical strategy that is right for you and your membership.