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Telehealth

Acacia Telehealth

Mental Health For College Students​

Whether you are in-between classes, at home, or on lunch – discover the power of creating growth opportunities for yourself.

Providing therapy and Psychiatry to residents of california and minnesota!

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Why Acacia Telehealth?

Tailored to College Life

We provide high-quality short- and long-term therapy and medication management services. Our providers are passionate about the college experience! We will provide you with the support you need as you navigate challenges and transitions in your mental health.​

Diverse Approaches

We pride ourselves on offering services that are holistic and informed by best practices. Our providers have expertise working with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, identity exploration, and much more.​

Collaborative

We empower our clients to take their mental health into their own hands, actively work with their providers to specialize their care, and make meaningful strides towards growth.

Insurance Accepted

Why pay extra money to a software company, when you can use your insurance (that you already pay for) to get counseling from a mental health company? We accept major insurances in both California and Minnesota, including student insurance plans.​​

We strongly value our collaboration with universities and their communities! Acacia is a resource for your university and we want to grow alongside everyone by hiring providers that represent your community, making a student’s first interaction with therapy easy and encouraging, and listening and adapting to your needs.

Are You A Higher Education Institution And Looking For Solutions For Your Students And Staff?​

Acacia telehealth's mission is to help you grow, wherever you may be.

Acacia Counseling and Wellness was formed by mental health professionals to tear down barriers and advocate for students in their search for better outpatient mental health care. In 2018, Acacia Telehealth was formed to increase access and become a leading provider of outpatient, college student mental health services and has served over 400 college students all over California and Minnesota in their mental health journeys.

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Celebrating Acacia’s 2021 Graduates

As a college-focused organization, we spend a lot of time working with students across California and Minnesota. This passion for higher education extends to our own providers, interns, and administrative staff, many of which who are graduating from

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Back On Campus: University Students and COVID-19

The purpose of the survey was to explore the sentiments of students in the Isla Vista community regarding their emotional well-being, mental health, and other general concerns within the experiences of COVID-19. Over the course of two weeks,

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FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers regarding our Acacia Telehealth Program

Good news, you do not have to be a college student or from one of our partnered universities to start therapy at Acacia! You are required to be at least 18 years old, however.

We specialize in the college experience and what happens in or around this time. Our mission – to serve and engage the college community, which can include you as a student, faculty member, recent graduate, nontraditional student, and those thinking about attending college.

Psychiatry and Psychology have plenty in common. Both assess your mental health and come up with a plan to help treat the symptoms that trouble you. The biggest difference is that Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners prescribe medications in addition to providing therapeutic interventions. 

Read more here.

Yes! We accept your insurance. We also do what most counseling centers won’t – we verify your insurance benefits before your first session! We want you to be as informed as possible about what you need to pay.

Please note, we do not always get it right as insurance benefits vary by individual plan. With that you are responsible for the cost-share applied by your insurance: please call your insurance company or visit their online portals to understand your benefits and expected cost-share ahead of your session.

In California, we are in-network with Anthem Blue Cross (which includes UCSHIP), Aetna, Cigna, MHN (includes Health Net), and Optum/United Healthcare. In Minnesota, we are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN, Medica/United Healthcare/Optum, Health Partners, Preferred One, Aetna, and UCare.

If your insurance company is not listed above, depending on your insurance plan, you may still have out-of-network benefits available to you. We will try to make it easiest for you by submitting claims on your behalf.

What’s secondary insurance?

Secondary insurance refers to an insurance plan (for UC students, “UCSHIP”) that is essentially trumped by any Primary insurance plan you may be on as well. This is common for those on a parent’s or spouse’s plan.

If we are unaware of a primary insurance plan prior to sessions, your coverage may be blocked by the primary insurance company. When this happens, your balance at Acacia will rise.

If you have a primary insurance that requires that you notify them before using another insurance plan, you can call the customer phone line to “coordinate your benefits with Acacia”.

Your Telehealth team can help further navigate this.

With Acacia Telehealth we want to take measures to make sure you are safe and in a space that will provide the best possible therapeutic experience. We require that all clients are in a private and addressable space during sessions (our providers will verify your location for your safety).

State law protects the confidentiality of communications between a client and a therapist.

There are notable exceptions:

  • Mandated reporting for suspected Child/Elderly Abuse
  • Serious threat of physical violence toward others
  • Serious threat of danger toward self
  • Court order
  • Information requested by FBI
  • A client signing a Release of Information (ROI) to coordinate care between providers or outside parties

We currently collaborate with several universities across California and Minnesota including: University of California, Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz, University of California, Santa Barbara, University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, Irvine, University of California, San Diego, and University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

If you are University member and looking to establish an official Acacia Telehealth partnership, please contact our University team to discuss your campus’ needs and how we can provide tailored services.

If you are hoping to begin referring students or faculty to our services, you may give them our contact information or send them the Appointment Request Form.