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Guardian Angel Program

Supporting students in the fight against opioid misuse and addiction

Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a complex and highly personal issue. And with our Guardian Angel program (GAP), we’re committed to helping students covered by Aetna Student Health fight the battle. Through this program, we’ll support those who’ve overdosed, and work with them to get the treatment they need to recover. We’ll also connect them with resources for care and support, so they can reduce the risk of another overdose.

How it works

Using claims data, we identify students covered by Aetna Student Health who’ve recently experienced an overdose. Then, a specially trained GAP clinician reaches out to them to offer support.

The clinician will:

  • Assess their mental and physical well-being
  • Direct them to in-network resources and providers
  • Give information on naloxone — and other harm-reduction strategies
  • Work with case management to monitor their care, and then follow up as needed

View the Guardian Angel Program plan sponsor flyer


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