If you are experiencing chronic and consistent emotional distress, you might benefit from seeing a psychiatrist. Psychiatrists are capable of evaluating your conditions and prescribing medications that might alleviate some of your symptoms.

GatorCare members have access to psychiatry services through UF Health, New Directions Behavioral Health, and Talkspace. Wait times, copays, and referral requirements may vary, so visit each provider’s webpages to learn more, or view the chart below to compare the different providers.


Meet with a psychiatrist virtually from the comfort of your own home. Your Talkspace psychiatrist can assist you with managing your mental health prescriptions, at no cost. Note: Controlled substances cannot be prescribed via Talkspace.

New Directions

Psychiatrists in the New Directions network are available to GatorCare members at the Tier 1 benefit level. Use the online portal to find a provider near you, or call 866-287-9569 for assistance finding a provider.

UF Health Psychiatry

UF Health Psychiatry provides care for children and adults experiencing developmental differences, mental health symptoms, or addiction. Speak with your primary care physician about a referral for care.

The comparison chart below provides detailed information your three provider services. Click on the image for a full-size pdf with clickable links.

psychiatry Mental Health Services Charts