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Continuum’s HealthPath program is mentioned quite frequently on our website as well as all of our social media platforms—but what is it, really? We will begin breaking down the program to help you understand exactly what the program entails.


What is HealthPath?

HealthPath is an innovative team-based program designed to serve adults who have received psychiatric services or substance-use treatment more intensive than outpatient services (this can include inpatient, intensive outpatient, crisis stabilization, partial hospitalization, crisis intervention, or residential levels of care).  Individuals interested in the program must have Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island as their primary insurance. Healthpath offers community-based, wrap-around services, care, and support to all clients enrolled in the program.

What services does Healthpath offer?

Clients who are enrolled in HealthPath will have unlimited access to a range of services including:

  • Counseling
  • Psychiatry/Medication management
  • Vocational support
  • Peer support
  • Case management
  • Care coordination
  • Nursing staff
  • Transportation to and from medical appointments, if necessary
  • Group Therapy (DBT, Life Skills, Family Support, Women’s group, Early Recovery)
  • Internet-based access to team (telemedicine)
  • Specialized care in case of an emergency after hours or on weekends and holidays

How much does HealthPath cost?

Health Path services are covered by your benefit plan and are only available to adult members of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island who choose to enroll in the program.

HealthPath clients are responsible for one monthly co-payment while receiving services. This copay is maxed out at $40 per month. If the client’s plan has a deductible, the monthly co-payment will apply after they have met their deductible.

What will happen at the first appointment?

The initial intake will be with a HealthPath clinician who will gather past medical, family, and psychiatric information as well as speak with the client about why they are seeking help. After the intake, clients will be set up with a team of professionals, which includes a medication prescriber, case manager, therapist, and nurse.

How long does this program last?

The HealthPath program typically lasts between 6 months to 1 year, depending on the clients individual needs.

How can I find out more information?

For more information on becoming a HealthPath member, call us at 401-415-8868.