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Behavioral Health by Numbers: A closer look at the impact of COVID-19

Enabling access to care during the pandemic is our main priority at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. According to recent data from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, 75% of Americans with behavioral health conditions are continuing therapy services during the COVID-19 pandemic because of the prevalence of telehealth and other digital health services.

“We have seen our members embrace telehealth options when seeking care for mental health conditions and, by adding more than 800 behavioral health providers to our telehealth network, we have significantly expanded our telehealth access to behavioral health services.” — Dr. Matthew Bartels, MD, CPE, FAAP, vice president and chief medical officer at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

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