Behavioral health services are available and covered for a variety of mental health and substance abuse problems. Your behavioral health professional will evaluate your needs and determine treatment. CIGNA Behavioral Health care management staff will compare the recommended treatment to established Clinical Practice Guidelines and determine if benefits are available, in accordance with standard utilization review procedures.
People occasionally ask us about coverage for the following types of services:
Weight Loss – Weight loss services are not typically covered. However, services are covered under your behavioral health benefits for a mental health or substance abuse diagnosis for which weight loss may be a symptom.
Light Boxes – This is not covered by CIGNA Behavioral Health. If this is prescribed by a medical doctor, you may want to check with your medical carrier to see if they will cover it.
Hypnotherapy ("Hypnosis") – Many behavioral health professionals use hypnotherapy as part of their treatment services. If the therapist you see uses hypnotherapy for the treatment of a covered disorder, it may be covered.
Aromatherapy – This type of treatment is considered to be an experimental treatment, so it would not be covered under your benefit plan.