Florida Blue Offers Bilingual Grief Counseling to Orlando Community
For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Christie Hyde DeNave
Telephone and in-person counseling services available for both English and Spanish speaking individuals
ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida Blue, in partnership with New Directions Behavioral Health, is offering support to individuals and loved ones affected by recent tragic events in Orlando. The company is providing the community access to specially trained behavioral health counselors via a 24-hour, toll-free help line: 800-843-6514.
The grief counselor support is free of charge to anyone in the Orlando area, and is available to both English and Spanish-speaking individuals. The help line is available to affected individuals whether or not they are Florida Blue members.
Grief counselors also will be available in person at the Florida Blue Retail Centers, located at 434 N. Orlando Ave. in Winter Park, and 385 Cypress Gardens Blvd. in Winter Haven. Counselors will be onsite during normal business hours, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
To further support the city of Orlando, Florida Blue is donating $100,000 to the OneOrlando Fund, which has been established to provide financial support to organizations involved in the recovery efforts for the community and individuals impacted by the shooting.
About Florida Blue
Florida Blue, Florida’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield company, is a leader in Florida’s health care industry. Our mission is to help people and communities achieve better health. Florida Blue has approximately 4 million health care members and serves 15.5 million people in 16 states through its affiliated companies. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., it is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit www.FloridaBlue.com.