You don’t have to struggle alone
Meet Our Case Manager
Alison Combs, R.N.
Behavioral health is a broad term used to
describe mental health conditions, such
as depression, anxiety and trauma, and
substance use disorders characterized by
overuse of drugs or alcohol.
According to the National Alliance for
Mental Illness (NAMI), more than 25% of all
U.S. adults experience a behavioral health
disorder. In people ages 25 to 40, the rate
is nearly one-third. Yet, 60% of those in
need do not receive care each year. More
than 65% of Arkansas children who need
behavioral healthcare don’t receive it.
If you or a
loved one are
a mental health
or substance use
disorder, please do
And while African Americans and
Hispanic Americans report lower rates
of behavioral health conditions, it is
often underdiagnosed in these groups
because of stigma and lack of access.
Research shows dramatic increases
in rates of anxiety and depression for
adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Arkansas, depression and anxiety
rates exceed the national averages.
Talk to your primary care doctor. They can help you
find care, and in some cases, prescribe medications
to relieve your symptoms.
Call the behavioral health number on the
back of your BlueAdvantage member ID card.
Call the UAMS AR-Connect program, 800-482-9921,
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to schedule a time to
connect with local mental health professionals in Arkansas.
Alison, a BlueAdvantage
Arkansas case manager,
has 17 years of nursing
care, women’s surgery,
labor and delivery and
pediatrics. She enjoys
educating members about their healthcare
benefits, so they can make good decisions
during any life situation. In her free time,
Alison likes cooking, visiting zoos, watching
movies, enjoying thrills at theme parks, and
most of all, being a mom to her three sons.
“The most rewarding part of my
career is to make parents and
children more comfortable in any
medical circumstance and offer
clarity and guidance, especially
during scary, heartbreaking or