Telehealth Resources

There is a high demand for mental health services in the Ames community, which can make it challenging to find openings for individual counseling in the area. Telehealth may be a great options to provide you with accessible mental health support that works with your schedule.

There are many different companies that provide telehealth services. The list below are a few options, but is not exhaustive. These agencies are not affiliated with ISU Student Counseling Services and may have some out-of-pocket expense depending on your insurance coverage. To learn more about how to verify your insurance coverage, click here.

AGENCYINSURANCE/PRIVATE PAYCost before insurance or if insurance is not used


Student is expected to check with insurance company to verify plan covers telehealth 

Telecounseling ServicesFREE service provided for Iowa State students residing in the US. Crisis services for all students. $0
COVID Recovery Iowa


Complete a contact form and a counselor will get back to you.

No insurance needed, every Iowan is eligible for FREE, confidential counseling, group activities, support groups, and resources.$0
Covenant Family Solutions


Offices in Iowa
Marion, Cedar Rapids, Coralville & Cedar Falls

To set up an appointment call

  • Medicaid
  • BCBS
  • Midland’s Choice
  • Health Partners
  • United Healthcare
  • UMR
  • Tricare


  • Initial appointment $165
  • Follow up sessions $110 – $160




Better HelpGenerally NOT covered by private health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.
  • $60 – $90 per week depending on your location, preferences and therapist availability
Mantra Health 
  • United Healthcare
  • HSA and FSA Accepted


  • Initial appointment  $125
  • Follow-up sessions $90
Doctor on Demand 



See website for more specific details about insurance coverage or call to discuss insurance coverage with your specific plan
  • 50 minute sessions $179
  • 25 minute consultations $129