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Peer Support Program

Your patients enrolled in our Commercial Fully Insured and State Health Benefits Program/School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (SHBP/SEHBP) have access to a Peer Support Program.

Peer Support professionals use their personal recovery experiences to connect your eligible patients to treatment and other resources. Peers in the program are supervised by licensed clinicians and can help members in their recovery from a wide range of conditions, including mental health conditions and Substance Use Disorder (SUD).

How the Peer Support Program works

The personal connection with a peer specialist helps foster meaningful relationships and increased engagement in recovery. Programs are available for members age 13 years and older. A program specially developed for teens and young adults (age 13 to 25 years) is also available.

Peer support can help patients:

  • Feel less shame or stigma over mental health conditions and/or SUD
  • Develop a personal support system
  • Feel more connected to therapy
  • Improve relationships with family and the community
  • Improve social connections

How do I connect my eligible patients to a provider that provides peer support?

Tell your patients that they can self-refer by contacting a Peer Support provider directly or you can refer your patient directly. You can find a listing of available programs on

If you have any questions about the Peer Support Program, please call our Horizon Behavioral Health team at 1-800-626-2212.