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Behavioral Health

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Members of the health plan receive 5 free counseling sessions either with a LAMP Advocate or an in network community provider (including Teladoc). 
Please note, 5 free sessions with a LAMP Advocate are also available to employees who are not health plan members. The Two Health Plan Levels (Ultimate and Best) have the same behavioral health benefits with identical cost sharing. 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: 

Location:  The LAMP door is located at the East entrance of the Wellness Center, 1002 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205

Phone:  LAMP Line: 941-741-2995

LAMP Counselor/Psychiatric Clinic Coordinator
Claribel Gill, MS
Phone: 941-748-4501, ext. 6408
To learn more about Claribel, please scroll down to see bio.
LAMP Counselor
Emmanuel Gomez, MS 
Phone:  941-748-4501, x6471
To learn more about Manny, please scroll down to see bio.
Office Hours:
Monday: 8:00am - 6:00pm - WALK-INS, NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED
Tuesday:  8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday:  8:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday:  8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday:  8:00am - 3:30pm
Counseling - Member is responsible for $15 co-pay per in-house office visit AFTER the 5th office visit.
Psychiatric Services - Members on the YourChoice Health Plan are eligible for a free psychiatric evaluation.  Members are responsible for a $15 co-pay per session after the evaluation.  Telehealth via phone or zoom only.
In-Network Provider Services (includes Teladoc):

(Manatee YourChoice - Aetna Choice POS II Open Access)

  • Counseling - Member is responsible for $30 co-pay per office visit AFTER the 5th office visit.
  • Psychiatric Services - Member is responsible for $30 co-pay per office visit after the 1st visit.
Non-Network Provider Services:

Out of Network Benefits for Therapy and Psychiatric services.

  • Member will be responsible for a $300 deducltable per calendar year and a 40% coinsurance per visit after you meet your deductable. Please reach out to LAMP for any additional information.  For claims questions, please reach out to Aetna.
  • The 5 free sessions do not apply to out of network providers.

Precertification is NOT required for outpatient therapy or psychiatry.

Claribel Gill, MS

LAMP Counselor/Psychiatric Clinic Coordinator/Care Coordinator

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

Claribel Gill

Emmanuel Gomez, MS

LAMP Counselor

Emmanuel (Manny) graduated with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Therapy in 2020. He gained experience as a therapist in a residential addiction site as well as outpatient settings. With these settings in mind, he has been able to work with a broad swath of diverse demographics while using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution-focused brief therapy (CFBT) as modalities within the treatment process. 

Emmanuel Gomez