Mental Health & Substance Abuse Benefits

On behalf of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Companion Benefit Alternatives, Inc. (CBA) manages behavioral health and substance abuse benefits for most of our members and their dependents. CBA is a separate company.

Employers can choose another organization to manage these benefits. Please check your handbook to see if CBA manages your behavioral health benefits.

CBA offers confidential guidance in getting referrals to outpatient professionals for diagnosis and treatment of sensitive behavioral health problems including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance use disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • And more

How Can CBA Help?

CBA has an experienced team of professionals ready to serve you. Our team includes:

  • Licensed Psychiatrists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Masters’ Prepared Social Workers
  • Licensed Counselors
  • Certified Addictions Counselors
  • Behavioral Health Technicians

All licensed clinical staff members have worked in a behavioral health facility, outpatient treatment center or provider's office.

CBA can help make referrals to network health care professionals in South Carolina and across the country. You can get a higher level of coverage from a network provider than from someone outside the network. These health care professionals will file claims and get precertifications from CBA for your treatment.

If you have questions or need a referral, please call CBA at 800-868-1032.

To find out more about behavioral health benefits from CBA, visit the Companion Benefit Alternatives website.