Not Covered for Mental Health Care? Sign Up Now!

Dec 16, 2016

Want coverage to start the New Year? The deadline to enroll for health insurance that will begin Jan. 1, 2017 has been extended from Dec. 15 to Dec. 19, 2016. Sign up at

Enroll now! 

All health plans offered through the federal exchange cover mental health and substance use services at the same level as other health conditions. Don’t wait to get covered. This New Year’s Day, make it your resolution to prioritize your mental health. Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace continues until January 31, 2017.

Here are some things to know as you enroll:

  1. Financial help is available to make coverage more affordable. Most current Marketplace consumers can buy a plan for $75 or less a month in premiums after tax credits. And nearly 85 percent of consumers shopping on the Marketplace are eligible for financial assistance.
  2. There are people available to help, in multiple languages. You can visit to find a location with in-person help. Or, you can speak with someone over the phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in English or in Spanish, at 1-800-318-2596.

Start the new year with the health coverage you deserve. Sign up at by Dec. 19.

NAMI HelpLine is available M-F, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. ET. Call 800-950-6264,
text “helpline” to 62640, or chat online. In a crisis, call or text 988 (24/7).