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.
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.
See page 30 of your Member Handbook. There you can learn more about California Health & Wellness' MHS. You may receive services with or without a referral from your doctor.
|Mono||1-760-924-1740, Mon - Fri
1-800-687-1101, Mon - Fri
911 after 6 p.m. and weekends
|Placer||Adult: 1-888-886-5401 or 1-916-787-8860
Family & Children's Services: 1-866-293-1940 or 1-916-872-6549
1-530-527-5631, Mon - Fri