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UA296 Peer Wellness Resource Document
Jul 01, 2024

UA 296 Peer Wellness Resources


Mental Health/Suicide Emergencies

Intermountain Hospital 208-377-8400

  • Call and speak to the operator, very helpful and will get you to the department you need.

  • If member/family member is at ER they can get them in right away

  • If not at ER, they will schedule an evaluation at soonest availability

  • Accepts Blue Cross



988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

  • Call or text 988 for 24/7 Suicide and Crisis support

  • Free, confidential support

  • Call 988, listen all the way through very brief automated options, at which point they will transfer you to local call center, within 30 seconds your call will be answered by crisis care personnel in Boise 

  • Can even call 988 to have them reach out to a loved one for you


Veteran Crisis Line  Dial 988 then Press 1

-  For Veterans and their loved ones

Mental Health Services

Cottonwood Creek Behavioral Hospital

  • 2131 S Bonito Way, Meridian, ID 83642. Phone 208-202-4700

  • In Patient Mental Health treatment,  OutPatient Depression treatment


SW Idaho District Health (State sponsored community resource)


Contact Information

Programs Supported 

Emily Straubhar

  • Suicide Prevention (QPR)

  • Opioid Settlement Programming (Examples include parenting classes and up-stream activities)

Melanie Chroninger

  • Drug Overdose Prevention (Narcan training)

Cas Adams

Savannah Swisher

-YouthROC (safe teen assessment center)


Omega Health Services 208-853-0071

  • Mental Health: Depression, ADHD, Substance Abuse, Insomnia, Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Schizoaffective.

  • Therapeutic Services: 1 on 1 counseling, Group Therapy, Hypno Therapy, EMDR Therapy

  • Accepts Blue Cross


A Body & Mind 208-683-8320

-    Mental Health related counseling

-    Peer Support Training

-    Family Support Training

-    Accepts Blue Cross


- State sponsored therapy in Idaho (Free or no cost)

- Easy to get set up with online help, can get you help right away


Brightside Health (Recommended) 

Psychology today


-Quick help to find Therapists in your area

Affinity Couples & Family Therapy 208-400-3352

-Marriage and family therapist

Whole Health Counseling 208-207-4022

-Mariage, family, and other counseling needs

Access Behavioral Health 208-338-4699

-Child Psychiatry, offers in person and virtual care

Pathways of Idaho

- They offer a wide range of FREE mental health services. From Psychotherapy, Med Management, 23 hour inpatient safe space during crisis, Family Support Services, and Peer Support Services

National Alliance on Mental Illness

-Peer support groups for all in the Treasure Valley 

In-Patient Addiction Treatment

Walker Center  1-800-227-4190

  • Over the phone interview and assessment 

  • Typically a couple day process to get in. Get assessment to doctor/counselor, navigate insurance coverage, and intake 

  • Tobacco products allowed

  • 5 day “Blackout” period. No contact with outside world while you go through Detox

  • Accepts Blue Cross

Intensive Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Ashwood Recovery 208-906-0782

-Schedule an assessment

-admissions looks over insurance to pre-approve

-assessment done with a clinician

-enter treatment program shortly after assessment with clinician 

-Classes and groups in the evenings 3-5 days a week in first phase

-Accepts Blue Cross

12 Step programs  

AA - 208-344-6611 -

NA - 208-391-3823 -

- Call these numbers to put you in contact with someone from AA/NA immediately, and answer any questions and help you find an AA/NA meeting near you . Websites are for meeting schedules in your area 

Food Banks

The Idaho Foodbank 208-336-9643

  • Idaho Foodbank website has a tool to help you find food providers/locations that fit your needs, including emergency shelters, food pantries, mobile pantries, and senior food boxes.

Veterans Services

  •  Wide range of behavior health and wellness programs

Disabled American Veterans of Idaho

  • Wide range of services including Legal Assistance, Employment, Transportation assistance, Mental Health Resources, Family Support Services, Financial guidance, and Education


There are many other options for Mental health services, In-patient rehabs, and Out-patient rehabs. Below is information on our coverage for such services, as well as instructions on how to find other medical facilities to assist in mental wellness.


-Substance Abuse outpatient treatment is covered at 80% in-network and 70% out of network. Outpatient treatment is covered only if provided by a Doctor of Medicine (MD), psychologist (PhD), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), social worker (MSW), professional mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP), licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC), or licensed professional counselor (LPC).

- Substance Abuse inpatient treatment (including but not limited to intensive outpatient services or supplies and partial hospitalization) is covered only when received at a Hospital, Substance Abuse Treatment Facility or Residential Treatment Facility. The Plan pays no other facility charges to treat Substance Abuse.

- Inpatient treatment at a Substance Abuse Treatment Facility or a Residential Treatment Facility is covered at 80% in-network and is not covered out-of-network; inpatient treatment at a Hospital is covered at 80% in-network and 70% out of-network. There is no coverage for educational materials or programs, referral services, or school programs.

Inpatient In-Network Residential Treatment Center Facility or Alcohol and Substance Abuse Rehabilitation covered services are subject to deductible and coinsurance. 

- Inpatient Out-of-Network Residential Treatment Center Facility or Alcohol and Substance Abuse Rehabilitation services are not covered. Inpatient In-Network and Out-of-Network: Facility and professional covered services are subject to deductible and coinsurance. 

- Outpatient In-Network: $25 copayment then deductible and 80% coinsurance for outpatient psychotherapy covered services. Outpatient facility and other professional services are subject to deductible and coinsurance.

 -Outpatient Out-of-Network: $25 copayment then deductible and 70% coinsurance for outpatient psychotherapy covered services. Outpatient facility and other professional services are subject to deductible and coinsurance.

- Outpatient psychotherapy covered services include professional office visit services, family, individual and/or group therapy.

- Benefits apply to inpatient or outpatient psychiatric covered services furnished by any of the following:

  • a) licensed general hospital,
  • b) alcoholism or substance abuse treatment facility,
  • c) psychiatric hospital,
  • d) licensed clinical social worker (LCSW),
  • e) licensed clinical professional counselor,
  • f) clinical psychologist,
  • g) physician or
  • h) licensed marriage and family therapist.

Marriage counseling/therapy is now covered. Sexual counseling is now covered.

In Network Providers

Search Feature on BlueCross website is a great tool to find providers for any service you may need. From counseling to addiction treatment. Here is how to register and search…

  • Go to

  • Click MEMBER LOGIN, to either LOGIN or Register an account

  • To register an account, click on register and follow prompts. They ask for email address, member ID number (that can be found on top left of insurance card), DOB, and zip code, then you are asked to create a username and password (I use email address as a username for ease of use, make sure to write down username and password for ease of future use) Hit continue, then they will send you a verification link to the email address you provided. After you click verification link, you will be asked to login with username and password you just created. After that you are able to navigate the site and search for in-network providers (we are a PPO group).

UA Local 296
575 North Ralstin
Meridian, ID 83642

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