How to Handle Stress
Dr. Eva Szigethy
Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine, UPMC
Director of Behavioral Health in the Chief Medical and Scientific Office, UPMC
Everyone handles stress differently, and some methods of handling stress are more effective than others. Dr. Eva Szigethy talks about social distancing and how it can impact your stress level. She will also walk through a variety of stress management exercises that can help during this uncertain time.
Here’s How We Can Help
UPMC Health Plan offers many resources that can help members through this challenging time. To take advantage of the resources below, call toll-free: 1-833-650-7800 (TTY: 711) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Resources for Life
Get help with solutions to life’s problems, big or small. We can connect you with community resources, telephonic counseling, and caregiver support. Call the number above or go to Resources for Life and use the password resources.
Your family members or caregivers can receive six counseling sessions per year—over the phone or in person—at no extra cost.* This benefit can be used to help caregivers reduce their feelings of loss, loneliness, or stress. It also helps caregivers by offering resources for communicating effectively, making tough decisions, setting goals, and solving problems.
A health coach can help you set goals, overcome challenges, manage stress, and stay on track toward enjoying your best health.
Sometimes you just need someone to talk to. You can receive six counseling sessions per year—over the phone or in person—with a trained and licensed counselor at no extra cost.* Your counselor can help you with family and relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, and more.
Whether you’re feeling anxious, stressed, or sad, RxWell has a path for you.
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Call the UPMC MyHealth 24/7 Nurse Line
The UPMC MyHealth 24/7 Nurse Line offers medical care at your fingertips. If you have symptoms such as a sore throat, dry cough, or fever, often treated at an urgent care center or your physician office, you can reach a health care professional 24/7 without leaving home. Your home phone or cell phone is all you need. Call the UPMC MyHealth 24/7 Nurse Line to speak with a specially trained nurse at 1-866-918-1591 (TTY: 711).
Pennsylvania Support & Referral Helpline
Call 1-855-284-2494 (TTY: 724-631-5600). Help is available 24/7 to assist Pennsylvanians who have anxiety or stress related to the COVID-19 emergency.
*This benefit is administered through Resources for Life and is a separate benefit from the outpatient mental health benefits provided under your plan, which may require a copay or other cost sharing. Please see your Evidence of Coverage for details.