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Anxiety & depression treatment available online today

Request treatment for anxiety and depression from our trusted, board-certified online doctors and get relief today. Get a new prescription for anxiety and depression or refill an existing prescription today.

  • Same day doctor appointments available

  • Licensed medical providers available nationwide

  • Medications available for pharmacy pickup

We accept these insurance plans and many more!

  • United Healthcare
  • Humana
  • Aetna

3 simple steps to get treatment for anxiety and depression today

  • Book treatment appointment for anxiety and depression.

    Step 1

    Book treatment appointment for anxiety and depression.

    Book a same day appointment from anywhere.

  • Talk to your medical provider regarding your anxiety and depression symptoms.

    Step 2

    Talk to your medical provider regarding your anxiety and depression symptoms.

    Visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer.

  • Pick up prescription for anxiety and depression treatment.

    Step 3

    Pick up prescription for anxiety and depression treatment.

    We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.

  • Book treatment appointment for anxiety and depression.

    Step 1

    Book treatment appointment for anxiety and depression.

    Book a same day appointment from anywhere.

  • Talk to your medical provider regarding your anxiety and depression symptoms.

    Step 2

    Talk to your medical provider regarding your anxiety and depression symptoms.

    Visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer.

  • Pick up prescription for anxiety and depression treatment.

    Step 3

    Pick up prescription for anxiety and depression treatment.

    We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.

Treatment for depression and anxiety pricing details

How pricing works

To request treatment for anxiety and depression and get a new or refill on your prescription, join our monthly membership and get discounted visits

Paying with insurance

Membership

$14.99/month

First month free

First visit

Copay

For all visits

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week
  • Unlimited messages with your 24/7 Care Team
  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%
  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests
  • Free memberships for your family
  • Cancel anytime

Visit price with insurance

Often the same as an office visit. Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less!

  • We accept these insurance plans and many more:
    • Humana
    • Aetna
    • United Healthcare

Paying without insurance

Membership

$14.99/month

First month free

First visit

$129

Repeats only $69

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week
  • Unlimited messages with your 24/7 Care Team
  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%
  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests
  • Free memberships for your family
  • Cancel anytime

Visit price without insurance

Initial visits are $129 and follow-ups are only $69 for active members.

Anxiety & depression treatment services

With depression and anxiety becoming a regular part of many of our everyday lives, it has also become essential to seek professional mental health care. Online depression and anxiety treatment provides an effective solution.

  • Online therapy for anxiety and depression

    We offer professional and focused online therapy services for depression and anxiety. Our board-certified therapists are available near you. We ensure absolute confidentiality and non-disclosure of your personal details.

    Learn more about online therapy
  • Anxiety and depression medication

    There are many medications for anxiety and depression that are available for patients experiencing depression and anxiety disorders. Our board-certified doctors can prescribe medications for anxiety and depression management. Book an appointment with one

  • *We can only refill certain medications. Refills are dependent on an evaluation with a medical provider.

    Anxiety & depression treatment ratings and reviews

    • My fantastic experience with Plush Care!

      5 stars

      My experience with Plush Care was amazing. I was able to get an appointment within 30 min of first logging in & my physician was extremely helpful & knowledgeable. I have already shared my experience with family & friends. It was the most relaxed, convenient appointment I've ever had & will definitely be using this service again.

      L.D., Dec 2021

    • I ran out of my normal anxiety medicine…

      5 stars

      I ran out of my normal anxiety medicine and my therapist had not answered my phone calls or emails for the past few weeks. Panicking, I googled how to get a refill and PlushCare came up. Within an hour, I had an appointment, got my prescription filled, and my anxiety level dropped amazingly. This is a great service and I would highly recommend to anyone who needed their medicine filled.

      J.E., May 2020

    • Plushcare Please Don't Change A Thing!

      5 stars

      I came to Plushcare for routine meds when COVID first hit, but have now chosen a primary care physician who is the kindest, most concerned and helpful doctor I have ever worked with.

      J.P., Apr 2022

    • Very convenient from the comfort of…

      5 stars

      Very convenient from the comfort of your home, and flexible appointment availability! The doctor actually made the right (and critical) diagnosis and sent me to my specialist, who confirmed her online diagnosis. Very, very satisfied.

      G.T., Apr 2022

    • Five star service from the comfort of my home

      5 stars

      I was debating whether going to an Emergency room or having a dispatch physician come to my home for an eye infection. I have a toddler and with everything going on with Covid I couldn’t take the chances of going to the ER. After some research I came across PlushCare — the doctor was extremely knowledgeable and he sent my prescription to the pharmacy even before we finished our call.

      T.R., Jan 2022

    Anxiety & depression symptoms

    It's very common to feel low or sad, stressed or anxious, or any combination, on occasion. All the same, you’re the best person to recognize what’s typical for you. If you start to experience new uncomfortable feelings, negative thoughts, changes in your energy and motivation, poor concentration, or any other unusual severe symptoms, it never hurts to connect with a mental health professional for more guidance. You might wonder whether an online self-test for anxiety or depression could offer more insight about your mental health conditions. Some people do find these a helpful place to start - but a more personalized route might involve asking yourself a few questions:

  • •Do I spend a lot more time worrying than I have in the past?

    •Do I feel sad, empty, or hopeless often?

    •Have I lost interest in the things I used to enjoy?

    •Have I started to avoid spending time with friends and loved ones?

    •Do I worry about things I can’t control to the point where I have a hard time thinking about anything else?

    •Do I become irritable or annoyed more quickly than I have in the past?

    •Do I often feel restless, on edge, or unable to relax?

    •Do I cycle through dark, unwanted, or fearful thoughts I can’t seem to stop?

    •Is it difficult to fall asleep, get enough sleep, or wake up on time most days?

    •Have I noticed unexplained pain, tension, or other physical symptoms?

    •Do these changes affect my daily life or relationships?

  • If you answered “yes” to most of the questions above, it may be time to reach out to our online health care clinicians.

  • It’s always a good idea to get professional mental health services for symptoms that:

    •Last longer than a week or so
    •Create problems in your everyday activities or personal relationships
    •Begin to affect your physical health and well being

  • No single test can diagnose depression or anxiety. Instead, our online medical team will generally start by asking questions about your symptoms, including how long you’ve had them and how they affect your daily life, to get more insight on what you’re experiencing.
    According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and based on the criteria in the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5),” diagnosis requires:

  • For depression: You experience at least 5 of the 9 main symptoms of depression most days, for at least 2 weeks.

  • For anxiety: You experience excessive, uncontrollable worry, along with 3 additional anxiety symptoms most days, for at least 6 months.

  • Anxiety & depression treatment FAQs

    • How to deal with depression and anxiety?

      Seek professional mental health services to explore the different treatment approaches and find the right one that helps you deal with depression and anxiety. Typically an effective treatment plan is a combination of talk therapy, medication with lifestyle adjustments (such as regular exercise). Therapy sessions can be in the form of talk therapy, family therapy, group therapy or problem solving therapy.

    • What causes anxiety and depression?

      Anxiety and depression are different mental disorders. Anxiety can be triggered by different kinds of stressors from work to relationships or finances. However, if you continue to experience anxiety for a prolong period of time, an anxiety disorder may be to blame.

      Depression can be brought about by stressful and upsetting life events, such as death of a love one, divorce, illness, etc. Substance abuse can also cause depression and anxiety.

      In many cases, anxiety and depression can be caused by genetics and family history.

    • How to help with anxiety and depression?

      Aside from prescription medication, therapy and lifestyle changes can help with anxiety and depression. During therapy sessions you will learn techniques on how to reduce anxiety and symptoms of depression. Family interventions and support can also help reduce stress. In daily life, practice self compassion and focus on what you can control so it does not feel overwhelming.

    • What is the best medication for anxiety and depression?

      Talk to your doctor to see which anti-anxiety or antidepressant medication is right for you. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have been shown to be effective in treating depression. Some common medications are listed here:

      Zoloft (sertraline)

      Prozac (fluoxetine)

      Lexapro (escitalopram)

      Strattera (atomoxetine)

      Effexor (venlafaxine)

      Cymbalta (duloxetine)

      Paxil (paroxetine)

      Wellbutrin (bupropion)

    • What is the difference between anxiety and depression?

      Anxiety and depression are two separate mental health conditions. On one end, anxiety causes one to feel overwhelming sense of worry or dread. On the other hand, depression causes one to feel sad, negative and hopeless. However, both mental health conditions can occur together.

    • When to see a doctor for anxiety and depression?

      See a doctor and seek professional mental health treatment for anxiety and depression if:

      The symptoms are affecting your daily life and sleep

      You are suffering from major depression

      Difficulty concentrating

    • How do I know if I have an anxiety disorder?

      The American Psychiatric Association (APA) describes a person with an anxiety disorder as “having recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns.” In order for anxiety to be considered disordered it must interfere with daily life and disrupt or prevent your usual flow of activities. Take our anxiety quiz to learn what your first step towards anxiety treatment should be.

    • What are the symptoms of anxiety?

      Common symptoms of anxiety are irritability, difficulty concentrating, difficulty sleeping, overwhelming feelings of worry, feeling like you are “on edge,” increased blood pressure and heart rate. All symptoms of anxiety are treatable when addressed by a medical or mental health professional.

    • What is the best treatment for anxiety?

      The best anxiety treatment is typically a combination of talk therapy, medication and other mindfulness techniques and lifestyle changes that can help you live anxiety free. That said, anxiety treatment will be different for everyone and depends on the severity of your condition, medical history, and any other medications you may be taking.

    • Can you treat anxiety online?

      Yes, anxiety can be diagnosed and treated online by our top doctors. During your video consultation with a doctor, you will discuss your symptoms, medical history and any current medications you take. Together, you and the doctor will create a comprehensive treatment plan, including necessary prescriptions that are not classified as a controlled substance. Our top online therapists can also help treat anxiety online via virtual therapy sessions.

    • Can an online doctor prescribe anxiety medication?

      Yes, an online doctor can prescribe anxiety medication that is not classified as a controlled substance. Your PlushCare doctor will work with you to determine which anxiety medication is best for your treatment plan and will closely monitor your progress.

    • What anxiety medication cannot be prescribed online?

      Online doctors at PlushCare cannot write prescriptions for controlled substances such as Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Ativan and lorazepam. Please note this is not a complete list of anxiety medications that cannot be prescribed online.

    • How do I ask my doctor for anxiety medication?

      Initiating a conversation with your doctor about anxiety medication can be intimidating. The best approach is to be direct, explain your anxiety symptoms, what triggers your anxiety disorder and why you think medication may help reduce symptoms. Remember the doctor is there to help you.

      Be direct and specific; ask your doctor to do the same

      Don’t waste time being vague about what you’re seeking help for. Be direct and specific about what symptoms you’ve been struggling with and for how long. Also be sure to mention whether you’ve spoken to a therapist. Ask your doctor to be direct and specific in return.

      Ask why they recommend a specific medication and if other options are available

      Some doctors may have a specific medication they start most of their anxiety patients on because they feel it has the highest effectiveness with the fewest side effects.

      Other doctors may take a variety of factors into consideration before recommending a specific medication.

      Always ask your doctor why they recommend the medication they did and if other options might be more appropriate for you.

      How long will you need to take this medication? A few weeks? A few months? A few years? As needed? Forever? The answer will vary depending on your symptoms, health history, and the medication prescribed.

    • Can you request anxiety medication online?

      Yes, you can request anxiety medication online following a virtual medical consultation with a licensed doctor. Your physician will review your symptoms, medical history, and current medications in order to determine the right course of treatment for you.

    • What are anxiety attack medications?

      The term anxiety attack refers to overwhelming symptoms of anxiety. According to the DSM-5, anxiety is defined as excessive worry occurring more days than not, for at least 6 months. Anxiety attack medications can ease symptoms of a sudden anxiety attack.

    • What is the best medication for panic attacks and anxiety?

      There are several anxiety attack medications, talk to your doctor to see which one works best for you.

      Benzodiazepines are a fast acting class of controlled substances that may help to quickly ease symptoms of an anxiety attack. However, they will not prevent them in the future. Our doctors are unable to write prescriptions for benzodiazepines as they are classified as a controlled substances. Benzodiazepines have potential for addiction and abuse and can lead to overdose.

      SSRIs are also considered top medications for anxiety attacks and are commonly prescribed. With long term use, they have the potential to prevent panic and anxiety attacks, and come with less risks for addiction and abuse than benzodiazepines. The top SSRI medications for anxiety attacks are:

      Prozac

      Zoloft

      Paxil

      Luvox

      Lexapro

      Celexa

      Online doctors are able to prescribe all SSRIs during a virtual video appointment, assuming prescription medication is necessary for treatment. Book an appointment with one of our doctors to see which is best for you.

    • What are side effects of anxiety attack medications?

      A few side effects caused by anxiety medications include:

      Blurry vision

      Weight gain

      Drowsiness

      Fatigue

      Dry mouth

      Sweating

      Sexual Problems

      Headaches

      These are just a few examples of common side effects in certain medications for anxiety attacks.

      Each different anti-anxiety medication has its own list of potential side effects, and even then, each individual may experience none of them, some of them, or all of them. This is why it is so important to discuss anti-anxiety medications with your doctor or pharmacist, understand the risks, and be open to trying a new medication if the first one you try doesn’t work out.

    • How can I stop sleep anxiety?

      Sleep anxiety, also called Somniphobia, is when a person develops feelings of anxiety, stress, and fear around sleep. One specific type of therapy and counseling, called cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), is especially effective at dealing with anxiety and sleep anxiety in particular. CBT works to change both thinking patterns and behaviors to help manage symptoms of anxiety.

      Note about anxiety medication and prescriptions

      Medications are prescribed at the sole discretion of a PlushCare physician. Prescriptions for non-controlled substances can only be written after a medical evaluation. Scheduling an appointment does not guarantee that a medication can or will be prescribed.