meru health logo

Mental health care for Aetna Student Health

Your better-mental-health era begins now

Dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, burnout — or any mashup of those? Meru Health is here to help. Get support from an actual therapist, all on an app designed to fit into your nonstop schedule.

By providing your email, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Unlimited chat

Because mental health happens between therapy sessions, we’re here to support you whenever you need it — whether it’s between classes or when the Sunday night scaries strike.

Support that suits your packed schedule

Simple, short daily practices will give you the tools to respond to stressful situations and negative emotions, and take steps to improve your mental health — for the long term.

Mind your body

Stress and burnout can take a major toll on you (hello, exam week). Our pocket-sized biofeedback device helps you recognize — and re-pattern — your body’s response to stress. So you can feel like you again.

How Meru Health helps you:

Get continuous therapist support

Mental health doesn’t wait for the calendar—neither should your mental health care. That’s why your dedicated licensed therapist is always available via both scheduled face-to-face video sessions and unlimited in-app chat.

Feel better, faster

The program consists of lessons and exercises designed to improve your mental well-being, and decrease symptoms of depression, burnout, and anxiety. You’ll only need 15 minutes a day to start feeling better, faster.

Clinically proven to help people feel better​

Studies show that Meru Health is 40% more effective than traditional face-to-face therapy¹. 85% of Meru Health participants see improvement in their symptoms during 12 weeks.

“I cannot recommend this program enough to anyone who wants to have a better understanding of their thoughts and emotions as we move through the world.”

– Meru Health participant

Healing the mind through the body

The mind and the body talk to each other. Meru Health’s heart rate variability tools help you listen in.

Heart rate variability is a strong indication of your body’s ability to both relax and respond. Heart rate variability biofeedback (HRVb) helps people improve their emotional health. Learn how easy this can be with Meru Health’s simple wearable device.

See what Meru Health grads have to say

The experience was so much more than I expected. I thought it would be sitting and talking with a therapist about my issues and problems. The program was the exact opposite. The courses and weekly lessons really challenge to dig deep and reflect on yourself. In doing so, you learn for yourself what it is you need. The strength gained is amazing. And the therapist is available to you anytime you need them. I've had a rather rough year, and I was not myself due to all the stress and change going on around me. I knew I was not okay. I'm typically able to navigate through hard times on my own, but the occurrences this year proved I needed help. I feel in control and comfortable with myself and emotions since completing the Meru Health Program. Thank you Meru Health for helping me find me again!
The process was really easy, the benefits were amazing!
This program is exactly what I needed!! I was struggling with anxiety, worry, feeling completely unmotivated and stressed out. This program gave me the neccesary tools and practices to change my mindset and develop more effective coping mechanisms. The weekly topics and practices were easy to follow and didn't require a huge time commitment. It fit nicely into my daily routine. In just a few weeks I was noticing a huge difference in the way I thought and felt. My therapist was super supportive and encouraging. The community forum was helpful and you realize you are not in this alone. I am finding my joy again! I have referred many co-workers to Meru and it is helping them as well. I am so grateful to my Meru therapist, and my company for offering this valuable program. It made such a positive impact on my life and mental health. Take that first step towards self care. It's so worth it!
I came into this program with such high stress and anxiety I wasn’t sure how I would even make it through each day. This program taught me how to cope with those feelings and notice those thoughts and change my narrative. Today, I am able to enjoy life again without that crippling anxiety. So grateful for the Meru Health program.
Meru Health was an effective approach that made a significant impact on my ability to manage stress, decrease anxiety and become more mindful and aware in my daily life. Meru's approach has equipped me with so much information and a deeper understanding of my mind and body. The knowledge and skills I've gained will enable me to manage my mental health for the rest of my life - and for that I am eternally grateful. I strongly believe Meru Health isn't only for those who experience anxiety or depression - EVERYONE can greatly benefit from it!
Noticeable Results

85% of Meru Health participants notice their well-being improving.

No Waitlists

Therapist appointment availability within days of signing up.

Feel Better, Faster

Gain tools to control stress and anxiety, in just 12 weeks.

Continuous Care

Get unlimited support from your dedicated therapist.

Ready to start your better-mental-health era?

By providing your email, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Meru Health is available to members of Aetna Student Health, age 18 and older.
The cost of the program depends on your individual plan. To check coverage and understand cost, call the number on your Aetna ID card.

Aetna is a part of the CVS family of companies. Aetna and Meru Health are independent contractors. Meru Health is not an employee or agent of Aetna. For more information about Aetna Student Health plans, visit

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Meru Health's program differ from individual therapy?

It is a clinically proven therapy program that includes personalized care from a dedicated therapist, self-paced lessons and guided activities, a free biofeedback device to help you connect mind and body, and support from an anonymous peer community. All of this can be accessed from a smartphone.


Over the course of 12 weeks, you will learn and practice skills for long-term mental well-being, all with the daily support of your dedicated therapist. 

How much time do I need for the program on a daily basis?

Our program is very flexible. Usually you only need around 15 minutes to complete your daily practices. You can work through the program at your own pace – anytime, anywhere from your smartphone.

During the program, you can schedule up to three video sessions with your dedicated therapist and get unlimited in-app chat support and guidance from them. 

How much does the program cost for me?

Meru Health is available to qualified Aetna members age 18 and older. Your cost will depend on your individual health plan. 


Are Meru Health therapists licensed?

Yes . Our team consists of master or doctoral-level licensed therapists who have three years or more experience and have verified background checks.

How do I interact with my therapist?

The program starts from a 30-45 min video intake call with a master or doctoral-level licensed therapist to identify your treatment goals and personalize your experience.


Your dedicated therapist will support you throughout the whole program, providing additional resources, and guiding you when you feel lost, unmotivated, or just need to talk. 


You will have the ability to communicate with your therapist through a secure in-app chat, discreetly, and without any pressure. You can send a message whenever and as frequently as you want. 


If required, you can schedule additional sessions (up to 3 in total) with your therapist during the program. 

Will my information be private?

We follow HIPAA regulations and requirements to ensure your information is protected and safe, according to federal and state laws.

Privacy is a fundamental right and core value at Meru Health. Our HIPAA Compliant platform ensures your personal information is protected and encrypted at all times. We value your privacy and will not share any identifiable information with your employer or anyone else, giving you control over your private information.

If you would like your healthcare provider(s) to access your health records, electronic consent is required.

I still have questions, how can I get in touch with you?

You can get in touch with us via email [email protected]. We reply within one working day. 


Thank You!
Please scan this QR code to download the Meru Health app:

Thank You!
Download the Meru Health app and use your email to login

Alternatively, search for "Meru Health" on the App Store or Google Play Store.

Have questions? Get in touch with us via email [email protected].