A healthy emotional life doesn't affect just the way you feel; it can also positively affect your relationships with family, friends and co-workers. Likewise, emotional difficulties can make it tough to get through even the simplest daily routine, much less the rigors of your job and family life. The resources, plans and programs below are available to help you manage your mental and emotional health.

Resilience is the ability to face and manage adversity, challenges and changes. Resilient people and organizations use resources adaptively and thrive. Global Health and Medical has resources to help you strengthen your resiliency during times of change. Visit Resilient Living (intranet) for more information.

(For U.S.-payroll employees who are eligible for Chevron's health plans.)

The Mental Health and Substance Abuse (MHSA) Plan, administered by ValeOptions, a Beacon Health Company, provides confidential support for a wide range of personal issues — from everyday challenges to more serious problems. You and your covered dependents have access to support services 24 hours a day for a variety of concerns such as:

  • Depression
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Parenting and family problems
  • Relationship difficulties or problems at work

MHSA Basics for Active U.S.-Payroll Employees

  • You do not need to enroll. This benefit is automatically provided to you, as long as you’re eligible to participate. And you’re still covered by this plan even if you are not enrolled in a medical plan offered by Chevron.
  • Your eligible dependents are covered, if they are enrolled in a medical plan to which Chevron contributes, such as the Medical PPO, a Medical HMO or the HDHP.
  • You do not pay a monthly cost for this coverage. Chevron pays the full monthly cost for coverage. However, you do share a portion of the costs if you receive benefits under the plan.
  • If you’re enrolled in the Medical PPO Plan, a Chevron Medical HMO Plan, the Global Choice Plan or a medical plan with another employer, there is no deductible to satisfy, no matter if you’re receiving mental health or substance abuse benefits in the network or out-of-network.
  • If you’re enrolled in the Chevron High Deductible Health Plan, your combined deductible applies to mental health and substance abuse services. This means you must satisfy your deductible before the HDHP plan shares the cost of mental health or substance abuse services.
  • If you are enrolled in a Chevron Medical HMO Plan, you have the choice to use the mental health and substance abuse benefits provided by your HMO Plan, or to use the benefits provided under the MHSA Plan administered by ValueOptions. However, you cannot make a claim to both your HMO Plan and ValueOptions for the same service. If you choose to use the ValueOptions MHSA benefit, you must use a ValueOptions network provider to receive benefits. Out-of-network benefits are not covered, except for emergency services.

Learn More

Employee Assistance is a confidential resource that will talk with you about your concerns and help you find an appropriate resource to address them. Reach an advisor day or night at 1-925-842-3333 (CTN 842-3333) or 1-800-860-8205. Learn More (intranet only).

Employees and family members have access to Chevron's confidential and anonymous online mental health screening tool. The tool will provide an assessment for the following conditions: depression, alcohol, eating disorders, anxiety/post-traumatic stress disorder. Take an Anonymous Screening.

LifeWorks is an online and telephone resource and referral service covering a wide variety of topics. LifeWorks can help you take care of yourself, your family and help you save time and energy in managing your everyday work and personal responsibilities. LifeWorks also has a library of books and DVDs available to you on a variety of subjects. LifeWorks resources are offered at no cost to you. However, if you receive referrals, you are responsible for evaluating and paying for the care or services you ultimately select. You can access the LifeWorks website for this resource or call them at 1-800-635-0606.

Is Stress Putting Your Heart at Risk?
Stress is one of the six most common risk factors for cardiovascular disease. In response to stress, your body automatically increases blood pressure, heart rate, respiration, metabolism, and blood flow to your muscles. This response is intended to help your body react effectively to a high-pressure situation. But when you are constantly reacting to stressful situations without making adjustments to counter the effects, the pressure can threaten your health and emotional well-being. Chevron has partnered with WebMD® to offer the Healthy Heart Program to eligible employees. By participating in this program you can understand if stress is putting your health at risk, create a plan to reduce stress, work with a health coach, and use a variety of online tools and resources that are personalized to you. To get started, take the health questionnaire.

Managing Stress Audiocast
Listen to online Health Audiocasts that cover a variety of health topics, including stress. The information presented in these audiocasts is not intended as medical advice. It is not a replacement for your regular medical care and should not be the basis of medical treatments or decisions. (Intranet only.)

Learn About Stress and Stress Management