Give an Hour is a national nonprofit organization with a large network of mental health professionals who offer barrier free mental health counseling regardless of ability to pay. These services are available to specific populations at this time. To determine eligibility, visit this page.
You can expect to receive confidential counseling from one of our available providers who matches your needs. Our providers offer multiple levels of payment, insurance, cash pay and services for those who have no ability to pay.
Our Provider Search asks you to select a few options and returns a list of providers in your area. You may request a referral that is good fit for your needs. Please only request one referral at a time.
If you are unsure of what type of counseling would be best for your personal situation, we recommend a broad search of all types of providers. Choose one that meets your travel needs and reach out to them. If they are unable to help, they can recommend a different search criteria or help you find a better fit.
Give an Hour will ask for your contact information as part of their intake process. This information will be kept confidential. EDRT clients will need to fill out an intake form to access the Give an Hour provider search.
Once you submit a referral, a provider will respond to you within 5 business days. Give an Hour monitors the process and will contact you if the provider is unavailable – offering you any other available options in the network.
Yes! We know that it can sometimes take a few tries to find the right fit for counseling. If you have already matched with a provider, please let the provider know you would like to be removed from their services BEFORE searching and submitting for another provider in the network.
Yes, you can! Many of those who use Give an Hour services have insurance. If a provider asks you to use your insurance for what should be free Give an Hour sessions, please let us know right away at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, you can. Not all Give an Hour providers are comfortable submitting gov’t assessment forms and they may not be able to do so on a pro-bono basis. Please make sure you clearly indicate this need when you submit your referral to reduce delays.
If we do not have an available provider in your area, we do have providers who offer phone and/or video counseling. It’s possible that no provider is available in the network. You may check back at another time, or follow these tips to find care outside of Give an Hour.
We encourage our clients and providers to work together to determine if they are a good match for each other. If at any time the two of you determine it is not a good fit, please feel free to use our Provider Search Tool to locate another provider.
As the family member or loved one of a service member or veteran, am I eligible for Give an Hour’s services?
Yes! Give an Hour offers its services to all active duty service members, veterans of any era, and their loved ones. This includes parents, siblings, grandparents, unmarried partners, and others affected by a loved one’s service.
Absolutely. Deployment is not required to use Give an Hour’s services.
No. Our services are designed to be confidential; you do not need to let any military office or person know you are seeking help through Give an Hour unless it is your choice to do so.