Georgia veterans can now receive help paying for mental health treatments

Georgia veterans can now get assistance with paying for mental health treatment.

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Gov. Brian Kemp signed the “Remove Copays Act” into law.

Veterans will no longer have to pay out-of-pocket for their first three outpatient appointments per year.

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The law applies to mental health and substance abuse treatments.

“Every veteran was willing to pay the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy every day. We should ensure they have access to care they need. It is a key way to support them as they adjust to civilian life,” said Sen. Kevin Cramer.

If you are having suicidal thoughts or feeling depressed, call 988 and press “1″ or visit veteranscrisisline.net.

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