Mental Health



Outpatient Mental Health Services

Outpatient mental health services are now a covered benefit by Molina. You can call Molina or 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 evaluation and treatment (psychotherapy)
  • Psychological testing, when clinically indicated to evaluate a mental health condition;
  • Outpatient laboratory, drugs, supplies, and supplements
  • Outpatient services for the purposes of monitoring drug therapy; and
  • Psychiatric consultation

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

Not Covered:
Mental health services for relational problems are not covered. This includes counseling for couples or families for conditions listed as relational problems*.

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


Substance Use Disorder Preventative Services

Alcohol misuse screening services are now a benefit covered by Molina for all members ages 18 and older. These services for alcohol misuse cover**:

Covered Services

  • One expanded screening for risky alcohol use per year
  • Three 15-minute brief intervention sessions to address risky alcohol use per year

Not Covered:

  • Molina does not cover services for major alcohol problems, but you may be referred to the County Alcohol and Drug Program

**Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

Member Services Guide

It tells you what you need to know about your Molina Healthcare Medi-Cal Health Plan.

For the Member Service Guide, click here.

How do members get care?

Call Member Services at (888) 665-4621 if you need mental health services and we can help you get the care you need.