Breaking Down Barriers To Behavioral Health

As a not-for-profit healthcare organization serving Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) is committed to ensuring that healthcare is easy to afford and accessible to all. Our commitment extends beyond physical health to behavioral health—whole-person care.

In an interview with WTOP News, Oleg Tarkovsky, the Director of Behavioral Health Services at CareFirst, explains that people with mental health or mental illness needs may run into roadblocks while seeking care—such as stigma and not having access to the right programming, enough money or transportation—and shares how CareFirst is working to connect members to high-quality behavioral health services despite these barriers through:

  • Telehealth
  • Specialized programming
  • Provider network growth and more

Read the full WTOP article here.
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