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LAMP Behavioral Health

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LAMP is the behavioral health benefit for employees and eligible dependents of the ManateeYourChoice Health Plan. LAMP Advocates provide the emotional and behavioral support needed to make lifestyle changes. LAMP strives to help members improve overall wellbeing at home and in the workplace. LAMP is a voluntary, confidential, and solution-focused counseling service.

For assistance during standard working hours (M-F 8am - 5pm), call the LAMP line at (941) 741-2995. Refer to the LAMP overview flyer for after-hours assistance.

Benefit Summary & Eligibility

All four Health Plan Levels - Ultimate, Best, Better and Basic have the same LAMP Benefits with identical cost sharing.

Members of the health plan receive 5 free counseling sessions either with a LAMP Advocate or an in network community provider (including Teladoc). The behavioral health benefit is 42 combined therapeutic and psychiatric behavioral health services per calendar year.

The plan benefit pays according to the place of service: LAMP Office, In-Network Provider (Aetna Choice POS II Open Access) or Non-Network Provider

Residential and Rehabilitation services for behavioral health and substance abuse are not a covered benefit.

LAMP Office Services:

Counseling - Member is responsible for $15 co-pay per office visit AFTER the 5th office visit.
Psychiatric Services - Member is responsible for $15 co-pay per office visit AFTER the 1st office visit.

In-Network Provider Services (includes Teladoc):

(Manatee YourChoice - Aetna Choice POS II Open Access)

Counseling - Member is responsible for $25 co-pay per office visit AFTER the 5th office visit.
Psychiatric Services - Member is responsible for $25 co-pay per office visit.

Non-Network Provider Services:

Out of Network Benefits for Therapy and Psychiatry.

Precertification is NOT required for outpatient therapy or psychiatry.

Confidential LAMP Line: 941-741-2995

Finding the right counselor and/or psychiatrist is an important step when engaging in behavioral health services. By contacting the LAMP line at 941-741-2995 you have the opportunity to speak directly with a LAMP Advocate who can help provide guidance and recommendations to best meet your needs. All calls are confidential.

Site Specific Programming

  • Stress Management
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Resiliency and Protective Factors
  • Mindfulness
  • Other Behavioral Health Topics as requested

Meet Your LAMP Advocates

Randi McDowall, LCSW

LAMP Supervisor & Care Coordinator

Randi is the Supervisor and Care Coordinator for the Behavioral Health Program (LAMP). She has been practicing as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida for 20 years and holds a Master’s in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University.

Randi McDowall

Claribel Gill, MS

LAMP Counselor/Psychiatric Clinic Coordinator

Claribel provides individual, family, or marital counseling to the employees and family members of Manatee County Government. Habla español. 

Claribel Gill