Access to mental health and wellness support

No matter where you are on your mental health journey, we’re with you every step of the way. At Kaiser Permanente, there are many mental health and addiction medicine services and resources available to you. We'll help you understand your options and connect you to the support you need.

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Support is just a click away

24/7 emotional support

Get the Ginger app and text with your emotional support coach anytime, anywhere. This app is available to members at no cost.

Check your appointment

Find details for any upcoming appointments you’ve booked with a Kaiser Permanente mental health or addiction medicine clinician. 

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Call for a mental health appointment

When you call, we’ll assess your needs and offer you a phone, video, or in-person appointment with a mental health and addiction medicine specialist, if appropriate, for nonurgent mental health or addiction medicine concerns. You don't need a referral to access these services from a Kaiser Permanente provider.

Call us to connect to care, services, and support near you:

National 24/7 suicide and mental health-related crisis lifeline

If you need addiction or mental health-related crisis support, or are worried about someone else, you can also call or text 988 (TTY 711) or visit the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline’s chat for free, confidential support with a trained crisis counselor. The lifeline is provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 

Explore emotional wellness and self-care apps

When stress and negative emotions take over, you can feel overwhelmed, anxious, and exhausted. These apps can offer in-the-moment and ongoing support to help you make positive changes and become more mentally and emotionally strong. And they’re available to members at no cost. Try them today for help with stress, mood, sleep, relationships, and more. 

Calm and myStrength

With features like meditations, videos, interactive programs, and more, these self-care apps are proven effective, easy to use, and recommended by Kaiser Permanente clinicians. 

Ginger 

Activities, podcasts, videos, and more — available anytime on demand. The app also makes personalized recommendations and offers 1-on-1 emotional support via text. 

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