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Amerigroup Offers Free Counseling Services for Victims of Santa Fe, TX Shooting

Wednesday, May 23, 2018  
Posted by: Dorrin Shams
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Amerigroup Offers Free Access to 24/7 Behavioral Health Crisis Line and In-Person Counseling for those Impacted by the Tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas

May 22, 2018

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas--()--Amerigroup, an Anthem, Inc. company, has been a part of the communities we serve in Texas for over 20 years, and our thoughts and condolences go out to those directly impacted by the recent shooting at Santa Fe High School. To support the community, Amerigroup will be offering free access to licensed counselors and therapists via their 24/7 behavioral health crisis line and on-site from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the American Red Cross Family Assistance Center at Aldersgate United Methodist Church for the victims, families, first responders and any others impacted by the tragic, mass-shooting in southeast Texas.

“We are deeply heartbroken by Friday’s event at Santa Fe High School and are committed to helping our community heal,” said Tisch Scott, Amerigroup Texas President. “We hope that by providing free counseling service to anyone in need, we can support our neighbors and our community during this difficult time.”

Amerigroup’s counseling services are free and open to anyone needing assistance in the southeast Texas. Individuals who would like to speak with licensed counselors or therapists via a phone session can do so by calling 1-844-405-4300. This crisis line is available from 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, Amerigroup behavioral health case managers, who are licensed counselors and therapists, will be providing free on-site assistance to all this week at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, which is located at 13217 FM 1764 Santa Fe, TX 77510.

About Amerigroup Texas

Amerigroup Texas helps improve health care access and quality for approximately 850,000 low-income Texans by developing innovative care management programs and services. Members are assured care that is not only accessible, but also accountable, comprehensive, integrated and patient-centered. Amerigroup Texas provides ongoing community relations and outreach to encourage members to become active participants in their health care. Through health education programs, members are empowered to choose and sustain a healthy lifestyle.