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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Free Counseling Available for Those Impacted by Wildfires

OptumHealth announced today that a free help line has been established for people in Colorado faced with the emotional consequences of the recent Fourmile Canyon and Reservoir Road wildfires. Staffed by experienced master’s-level behavioral health specialists, the free help line offers assistance to callers seeking help in dealing with stress, anxiety and the grieving process. Callers may also receive referrals to a database of community resources to help them with specific concerns, including financial and legal matters.

The toll-free help line number, 866-342-6892, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for as long as necessary. The service is free of charge and open to anyone. Resources and information are also available via the Internet in English at and in Spanish at

The Fourmile Canyon fire outside of Boulder, Colo., is considered among the most devastating in Colorado history, scorching more than 6,300 acres and destroying at least 135 homes. The Reservoir Road fire in Larimer County started Sunday outside of Loveland. By Monday morning, it had spread to more than 700 acres and destroyed at least two homes, prompting hundreds of evacuations.

Previously, OptumHealth’s help line assisted individuals free of charge following Hurricane Earl, the earthquake in Mexicali and Southern California, the recent tornadoes in Minnesota and the floods in Rhode Island.

Help line services are routinely available to members of UnitedHealthcare courtesy of OptumHealth, the health and wellness business of UnitedHealth Group /quotes/comstock/13*!unh/quotes/nls/unh (UNH 34.72, +0.00, +0.00%) . OptumHealth serves customers of its sister companies — such as UnitedHealthcare — as well as customers of non-UnitedHealth Group businesses.

About OptumHealth OptumHealth Inc. helps individuals navigate the health care system, finance their health care needs and achieve their health and well-being goals. The company’s personalized health advocacy and engagement programs tap a unique combination of capabilities that encompass public sector solutions, care solutions, behavioral solutions, specialty benefits and financial services. Serving nearly 60 million people, OptumHealth is one of the nation’s largest health and wellness businesses, and is a UnitedHealth Group /quotes/comstock/13*!unh/quotes/nls/unh (UNH 34.72, +0.00, +0.00%) company. More information about OptumHealth can be found at

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