Cigna & Brightside.
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We’ve partnered with Cigna to offer you life-changing anxiety & depression care, seamlessly integrated with your plan.
  • Appointments within 48 hours
  • Unlimited access to caring providers
  • medication delivered
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Start With a Free Assessment
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On a mission to make anxiety & depression care more accessible than ever.

Getting started is easy. All you need to do is complete a short questionnaire, get your recommended treatment plan, and confirm your insurance eligibility—then, you can start your path toward feeling better.

Your Cigna plan will cover all of your care with Brightside, including consultations, unlimited messaging, treatment monitoring, and medication management. All you are responsible for is any copay, coinsurance, or deductible associated with your plan.

The Brightside difference.

We designed Brightside to deliver the best psychiatric care available.

Unlimited access

Receive ongoing online care from hand-selected providers who are experts in treating anxiety & depression.

Precision-prescribing

Data-driven prescribing that analyzes over 100 unique data points and decades of clinical research to pinpoint your match.

Science-backed approaches

Build the skills needed to overcome anxiety and depression with an evidence-based approach to therapy that is proven to work.

Measured care for better outcomes

Track your progress at every step, so you and your provider can make informed decisions and adjust your care until it’s right for you.

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Mimi Winsberg, MD

Chief Medical Officer
Stanford-trained Psychiatrist with 25 years of practice

Getting started is simple.

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Step 1

Fill out a quick questionnaire.

Start by answering a clinically-proven set of questions, which will help us understand your symptoms and recommend a treatment plan with Medication, Therapy, or both.

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Step 2

Meet your provider & start treatment.

Within 48 hours, you’ll have a video consultation where you can share how you’re feeling and decide on next steps together. If prescribed, your medication will be delivered to your door monthly.

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Step 3

Make progress and feel better.

Make progress and feel better. check-ins to monitor your symptoms and make adjustments until your treatment is right for you.

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Anxiety & depression come in many forms.

That’s why we specialize in treating the full-spectrum of related conditions with personalized treatment plans that are right for you.
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Life-changing results from real members.

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Melissa K.

“A literal life saver. So convenient, so effective, and more involved/high touch than my former psychiatrist was. I should have done this a year sooner.”

Kayla S.

“Brightside has made such a huge improvement on my quality of life. The ease of access, the convenience of the med delivery, and the intelligent check in scoring system all contribute to a next level quality of care.”

Anonymous

“My provider has answered every question I’ve had, listened to worries and concerns and symptoms, assured me and is truly invested in my quality of care. I’ve gone from moderate-severe depression to mild depression in just 2 months.”

Rachael B

“I am so very grateful to have found Brightside. This is the most hopeful I have felt in maybe two years. Brightside isn't just working for me, it saved me. Brightside really turned may life around.”

Tyler K

“My life is so much better after starting with Brightside. My doctor truly cares about my well being and I’m just so grateful for this.”

Life-changing results from real members.

Melissa K.

“A literal life saver. So convenient, so effective, and more involved/high touch than my former psychiatrist was. I should have done this a year sooner.”

Kayla S.

“Brightside has made such a huge improvement on my quality of life. The ease of access, the convenience of the med delivery, and the intelligent check in scoring system all contribute to a next level quality of care.”

Anonymous

“My provider has answered every question I’ve had, listened to worries and concerns and symptoms, assured me and is truly invested in my quality of care. I’ve gone from moderate-severe depression to mild depression in just 2 months.”

Rachael B

“I am so very grateful to have found Brightside. This is the most hopeful I have felt in maybe two years. Brightside isn't just working for me, it saved me. Brightside really turned may life around.”

Tyler K

“My life is so much better after starting with Brightside. My doctor truly cares about my well being and I’m just so grateful for this.”

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Thousands of Brightside members are overcoming their anxiety & depression.You can too.

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85%of members feel better
within 12 weeks

Affordable plans to help you feel better.

covered by your Cigna insurance.

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Whether you choose medication, therapy, or both, our memberships include expert online care designed to help you feel better, faster.

  • Unlimited daily messaging with your provider
  • Unlimited video consultations with your psychiatric provider
  • 4 Video sessions per month with your therapist
  • Free monthly medication delivery
  • Interactive, skill-building therapy lessons
  • Regular progress tracking

Brightside will submit the claim for services directly to Cigna. As a Brightside member, you are responsible for any copays, coinsurance, and deductibles.

Have questions? We have answers.

Where is Cigna coverage available?

Coverage with Cigna is available in all states that Brightside operates, excluding MN.

Brightside operates in the following states:
Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia.

What is covered?

With Cigna, all of your care will be covered, including consultations, unlimited messaging, treatment monitoring, and prescription management. You will be responsible for any copay, coinsurance, or deductible associated with your plan.

When you sign up for services, we’ll provide details about any cost-share responsibilities that we’re able to look up on your behalf. We also recommend that you contact your health insurance plan to verify that your care at Brightside will be covered.

How will my insurance be billed?

After your visit, Brightside will file claims for services rendered to your insurance plan. When your insurance has processed the claim, they will send you an Explanation of Benefits (EOB), telling you what services were billed, what amount was covered by the insurer, and what balance you owe.

How can I tell if I’m eligible?

If you are a new member signing up for services, you can enter your insurance information during the sign-up process where we will verify your eligibility and your coverage.

If you are an existing member and want to switch to using insurance, you can make this update directly from Settings in your Portal after logging in. Once you change your settings, we’ll verify your eligibility and coverage. Please note that in some cases switching to use insurance may require assigning you to a different Brightside provider. If that is the case, we’ll let you know and ask you to confirm that you are comfortable making that change.

Do I have to use insurance?

You do not need to use your insurance. Paying for Brightside services directly is an option, and we also accept HSA/FSA payment if you have one of those accounts.

How can I find out more about my coverage?

For more information about using our insurance for Brightside care please, visit our FAQ page.

For other questions about your coverage you can contact our customer support team at support@brightside.com. We’re here to help.

Take the first step toward feeling like you again.

Start today and get connected with a provider for your personalized treatment plan.

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