Counseling is a covered service under the GatorCare plan, whether you are interested in short-term care like pre-marital counseling or long-term care with a therapist. Counseling involves communicating with your provider to establish your mental health goals and then working together to achieve those goals.

GatorCare members have access to counseling services via UF Health and Lucet Behavioral Health (Formerly known as New Directions). Visit each provider’s page to learn more about their services.

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Talkspace Free Online Counseling and Psychiatry

GatorCare members (including dependents and spouses) ages 18+ are eligible to receive free and unlimited online counseling and psychiatry services through Talkspace, and members ages 13+ are eligible for free, unlimited counseling services. Talkspace provides confidential services through a digital platform via live video or messaging. Communicate with a licensed mental health provider wherever you are, whenever is best for you. Use the registration link below to begin.

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UF Health Psychology

UF Health Psychology offers counseling services for a wide range of conditions, including phobias, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, and more. Speak to your primary care provider to request a referral for services.

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UF Health CHaMP

The UF Health Center for Healthy Minds and Practice (CHaMP) was created to provide free mental health services to UF Health employees. Highly confidential, CHaMP offers a variety of individual- and group-based services to improve overall wellness.

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UF Counseling and Wellness Center

The UF Counseling and Wellness Center, or CWC, is available to all UF students, including graduate assistants and post-docs. Their services range from brief counseling to psychiatry to relationship counseling and their website includes a bank of additional resources.