Headaches are a common condition that most people will experience many times during their lives. They are often described a throbbing, constant, sharp pain, or dull pressure in your head or face.

Headache pain results from signals interacting among your brain, blood vessels, and surrounding nerves. During a headache, multiple mechanisms activate specific nerves that affect muscles and blood vessels. These nerves send pain signals to your brain, causing a headache.

If your headaches are interfering with your daily functioning or affecting your mood, it’s important to talk to your family doctor or health care provider. If possible, try to keep a headache journal and record how you feel when you’re experiencing a headache. This information can be helpful when talking to your health care provider.
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How ASEBP Supports You

ASEBP’s Extended Health Care benefits provide coverage for a range of medications and therapeutic treatments to manage chronic headaches and improve your quality of life.

If you have ASEBP's Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), you also have access to four cost-free hours of counselling or health coaching each calendar year. Get support from mental health professionals, registered nurses, dietitians, and other practitioners to help you manage the ups-and-downs of living with a headache disorder.

You can also register for Tranquility by Inkblot, a cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) program that teaches positive coping strategies and skills. This online program is available to all covered members and dependants with ASEBP’s EFAP.

Get in Touch

Your ASEBP benefit plan covers a range of health and wellness services.
For more information, email or call us at 1-877-431-4786. You can also schedule a phone, video, or in-person meeting with a benefit specialist at

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