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Behavioral Health Program

About the Program

The Colorado Firefighter Benefits Trust has added a behavioral health program to our organization, which is now accepting claims for reimbursement of services performed on or after February 10, 2023.

Beginning immediately, we have automatically extended coverage for all Colorado firefighters to receive reimbursement for behavioral and mental health treatment that is not already covered by any other employer offered programs. Coverage has been extended to cover spouses and children of firefighters for family and marriage counseling where a firefighter is also participating. This extension of coverage is defined under SB 22-002, which was signed into law in 2022, and is available as long as funding lasts from the state. Our website will be kept with up-to-date information on remaining funds.

Whether your department already has an existing EAP or behavioral health plan in place and need supplemental coverage, or if you have no pre-existing treatment plan, we are now accepting claims to support your department and staff. There is no cost to participate as long as the limited funding lasts. As a fire service operation, you are enrolled automatically, per SB 22-002, to start using these benefits today.

If you have additional questions, please review our Program Overview or email us at cfhtrust@mcgriff.com

What Do We Reimburse?

We are reimbursing deductibles, co-pays, and out-of-pocket behavioral health expenses not covered by existing fire operations’ benefit programs. We will also reimburse for additional treatments and therapies, even after your current plan benefits run out. If you do not currently have a behavioral health provider, we have provided a list of providers that specialize in First Responders and trauma support below.

Services must be paid by the participant up-front, with requests for the reimbursement filed as a claim. Full details on how to file a claim, and recommended providers, can be found at the bottom of the page.

Remaining Balance of Annual State Funding: As of May – $1,089,727.39

Roster Request

To assist with the administration of the Behavioral Health Program, please make sure all your applicable employees and volunteer firefighters are on file with us by March 10, 2023. To protect the anonymity of paying for behavioral health services, we will not be able to contact employers to verify employment, therefore providing us a complete roster is the most efficient way to ensure your employees receive their out of pocket expenses, not covered by any other employer-offered EAP or behavioral health service.

For a list of your current roster information on file, please email cfhtrust@mcgriff.com

Program and Marketing Resources

Program Documents and Grants

Claim Filing and Process

  1. Pay out-of-pocket for services or treatment performed by
    your pre-existing provider, or make an appointment
    through one of the providers on the list below.
    Please note that the criteria for reimbursement
    requires that services or treatment
    occurred on or after February 10, 2023.
  2. Fill out the Behavioral Health Claims Form
  3. Submit Behavioral Health Claims Form to claims@cfhtrust.com
    or contact us for support at 1-844-769-6650

3rd Party Resources

Behavioral Health Providers & Support – For First Responders

Counselor Referral List

Provider Service Type Therapies/Resources Making an Appointment
All Clear Foundation and ResponderStrong All Clear Foundation and ResponderStrong has on-demand mental health educational tools, trainings, and videos, and they can connect individuals or departments with third-party treatment and support options, all of which are specifically for first responders.
  • Train the Trainer Mental Health Virtual Workshop
  • All Clear Foundation On-Demand Mental Health Support Videos
  • ResponderStrong’s YOU – Free, Confidential Support App
  • Mental Health Curriculum Informational Flier
  • Visit responderstrong.org/getting-help to review clinicians, facilities, retreats, and group support options all focused on first responders.
    Auxilium Responder Provides counseling services to any responder on an individual basis, or a contract basis with a department or agency. Not having a contract does not impede service access. EMDR, Neurofeedback Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, Gottman Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Contact ncoghill@auxiliumresponder.com for an appointment.
    Brower Psychological Brower is available on an individual basis for those seeking mental health support and do not belong to a preexisting EAP or behavioral health plan. EMDR, CBT, ACT, EFT, Solution-focused therapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology and Polyvagal Theory-based treatments Call 720-222-3400, ext. 1 to make an appointment
    Braincode Centers Mental health Neurofeedback and Brain Mapping Call +1-720-799-4564, email Info@braincodecenters.com
    Dr. Alyssa Tran, Colorado Center for Public Safety Psychiatry At the Colorado Center for Public Safety Psychiatry, Dr. Alyssa Tran provides culturally competent psychiatric medication evaluations, consultations, and treatment for first responders in Colorado. Psychiatric medication evaluation, consultation, and treatment for first responders Call 303-578-9429, email copublicsafetypsychiatry@gmail.com or visit their website
    Family Care Center FCC works with all private insurance plans and directly contracts with major insurance providers. FCC is also available to work directly with individuals that are seeking care.
  • Therapy and Medical Services
  • For firefighters that have commercial insurance: Call FCC directly (Intake Line 888-374-5066), complete intake, and decide on a counselor based on individual needs.
    Klarisana Ketamine Klarisana was founded in 2015 and is one of the oldest and most experienced ketamine centers in the US. Ketamine Treatment Center located in Denver, CO. Ketamine Therapies to treat chronic conditions such as severe depression, anxiety, PTSD, and even physical pain. Read about full program details. https://www.klarisana.com/contacts/book-consultation/
    Laura Leathers MA, LPC, RYT-500 Psychotherapy Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Brain spotting, Mindfulness Email Office@SevaIntegratedTherapy.com
    Mission Six Four-week program with ability to make accommodations as needed, meeting five days per week (Monday through Friday). Services are offered on-campus at West Pines on a full outpatient basis. Group therapy specific to first responders. Focus addresses trauma, substance use, grief and loss, emotion regulation and more. Program brochure is available to view. Email elizabeth.groom@imail.org
    Nicoletti-Flater Associates Nicoletti-Flater Associates is available for contract on an individual and departmental basis. They can also assist with setting up an EAP. Adaptive Wellness and Resiliency Evaluation/Education, Counseling/Therapy, Disaster Management, Employee Assistance Programs, Peer Support, Trauma Intervention and Recovery, Workplace Violence Prevention/Intervention Call 303-989-1617 to reach their main office.
    Status Code 4, Inc. (SC4i) SC4i provides counseling services to Colorado First Responders on an Individual basis. EMDR, Neurofeedback Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, Gottman Therapy, Prepare/Enrich Couples Therapy Call 719-822-3387 to make an appointment.
    Tom Brady, FNP Office: Big Life Integrative Health Big Life Integrative Health offers comprehensive primary care services through proven therapy treatments such as neurofeedback and neurostimulation. Neurofeedback/Neurostimulation/Biofeedback Call Big Life Integrative Health 303-952-8832
    Colorado Ketamine Colorado Ketamine offers IV ketamine infusions for depression, anxiety, PTSD, and more! One of the longest-standing ketamine infusion centers in Colorado. IV ketamine infusion, TMS for depression and anxiety, EEG-guided TMS for PTSD and TBI, SPRAVATO® (esketamine) nasal spray for Treatment-Resistant Depression, Medication Management of Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and other conditions Call (719) 215-4197 or visit their webpage
    Tommy Adanalian, LCSW, LAC / Mountain Minds Therapy, PLLC Backpacking therapy experience with individual and group therapy EMDR therapy, CBT, psychoeducation, individual therapy, group therapy, backpacking gear, transportation, stay in a hotel, food. Call (303) 884-6768 or email TAdanalianMMT@gmail.com
    Sage Space Retreat Psychotherapy; Center for brain and body alchemy Psychotherapy (Individual, Couples, Family), Vibroacoustic Therapy, Flickering (Stroboscopic) Light Therapy, Ketamine Assisted Therapy, Audio-Visual Stimulation, Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy, Red/NIR Light Therapy, Aromatherapy, Meditation and Breathwork. Call 720-763-8111 or visit their website
    Triad EAP Triad contracts with employer groups to initiate an EAP directly with organizations and departments
  • Confidential Counseling, Conflict Resolutions, Supervisory Referrals, Crisis Support or CISDs on-site, Substance Abuse Assessments, Access to Therapists
  • Direct Services FAQ
  • If your employer has a contract with Triad, you will contact Triad directly for support, confidentially. Once Triad EAP makes a referral to a counselor in the ERN network, the counselor takes on the care of the employee. EAPs are not involved in the treatment and there is no information exchange between counselor and the EAP.
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