Mental Health Services

Outpatient Mental Health Services (MHS)

Outpatient MHS are a covered benefit by California Health & Wellness. You can call California Health & Wellness at 1-877-658-0305 or you can also ask your PCP for the name of a plan mental health provider.

These services are for the treatment of mild to moderate mental health conditions which include*:

  • Individual and group mental health testing and treatment (psychotherapy)
  • Psychological testing to evaluate a mental health condition
  • Outpatient services that include lab work, drugs, and supplies
  • Outpatient services to monitor drug therapy
  • Psychiatric consultation

You can still get specialty MHS from the county mental health plans.

Not Covered:

Mental health services for relational problems, such as counseling for couples or families.*

Treatment for significant impairment in functioning.  Members need to contact their county mental health plan for help with severe and specialty mental health conditions.

*As defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV)

County Mental Health Resources

Some specialized MHS that are provided through your County Mental Health Agency (CMHA).  These services may be received with or without a referral from your doctor.

You can contact your CMHA to get provider lists, grievance process and continuity of care information.

How do members get care?

Call Member Services at 1-877-658-0305 if you need MHS and we can help you get the care you need.

Member Handbook

See the page 30 of your Member Handbook [link to member handbook]. There you can learn more about California Health & Wellness’ MHS. You may receive services with or without a referral from your doctor.

County Mental Health Resources

County Contact Phone
Alpine 1-800-486-2163
Amador 1-888-310-6555
Butte 1-800-334-6622
Calaveras 1-800-499-3030
Colusa 1-888-793-6580
El Dorado 1-800-929-1955
Glenn 1-800-507-3530
Imperial 1-800-817-5292
Inyo 1-800-841-5011
Mariposa 1-888-974-3574
Mono 1-760-924-1740, Mon - Fri
1-800-687-1101, Mon - Fri
911 after 6p.m. and weekends
Nevada 1-530-265-5811
Placer Adult: 1-888-886-5401 or 1-916-787-8860
Family & Children's Services: 1-866-293-1940 or 1-916-872-6549
Plumas 1-800-757-7898
Sierra 1-877-435-7137
1-530-283-6307
Sutter 1-888-923-3800
Tehama 1-800-240-3208
1-530-527-5631, Mon - Fri
Tuolomne 1-800-630-1130
Yuba 1-888-923-3800