Molina Healthcare covers outpatient and inpatient behavioral health treatment services with licensed mental health and substance use disorder specialists.
You may self-refer for an initial evaluation and outpatient behavioral health services or visit your Primary Care Provider (PCP). Your PCP may treat some behavioral health conditions such as depression or excessive alcohol use.
Crisis services are available for members having a mental health emergency. Learn more.
Mental health treatment services may include:
- Initial evaluation and specialty follow-up evaluations as needed
- Individual, group and/or family treatment services
- Other outpatient services such as:
- Medication management/monitoring
- Peer support
- Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT)
- Psychological assessment
- Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe)*
- Visit the Washington State Healthcare Authority (HCA) for more information on WISe (hca.wa.gov).
- Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
- Day Support (typically provided in community mental health agencies, clubhouses or community centers. Intensive rehabilitative program which provides a range of integrated and varied life skills training).
- Crisis stabilization in outpatient or inpatient settings
- Mental health intensive residential treatment
- Acute psychiatric inpatient admissions to community hospitals, free standing behavioral health facilities or Evaluation and Treatment (E&T) facilities
Substance use disorder treatment services may include:
- Initial evaluation and specialty follow-up evaluation as needed
- Individual, group and/or family treatment services
- Other outpatient services such as: peer support, case management
- Intensive outpatient programs (IOP)
- Opiate use disorder treatment program services that include medications and/or therapy services
- Withdrawal management (detoxification)
- Substance use disorder intensive residential treatment, long term residential treatment and recovery house residential treatment
Note: As of January 1, 2018, the following are covered:
- Annual depression screening for youth ages twelve (12) to eighteen (18), and up to age twenty (20) per EPSDT requirements
- Depression screening for mothers/caregivers of children up to six months old
To see a detailed list of covered behavioral health services, view your Benefits at a Glance and search for “mental health services” and “drug and alcohol treatment”.
How to find a behavioral health provider
Find a behavioral health provider in your area on the Behavioral Health Providers by Region page.
You can also go to our Find a Provider page and follow these easy steps:
- Select your city or enter zip code
- "Distance Within" - Select miles of how far you want to travel
- "Coverage" - select "Apple Health Medicaid"
- "Provider Type" - select "Behavioral Health" or "Behavioral Health-Pediatric"
- Click "Search"
How do members get care?
Call Member Services if you need help getting behavioral health services. We can help you get the care you need.
How to access HCA's "Family Initiated Treatment" pages?
Family initiated treatment (FIT) provides families and behavioral health providers a way to access services needed for behavioral health youth treatment. The behavioral health provider page now includes information on eligibility, trainings, and notifications.
To learn more:
- Read the updated parent's guide to FIT (hca.wa.gov)
- Visit the FIT family information page (hca.wa.gov)
If you need help finding mental health services or if you feel that your rights have been violated, please call your regional behavioral health Ombuds. An Ombuds is a person who is an available option to provide free and confidential assistance with resolving concerns related to your behavioral health services (mental health or substance use). They can help if you have a behavioral health grievance, appeal, or fair hearing to resolve your concerns.
The Ombuds is independent of your health plan. It is provided by a person or a person whose family member has had behavior health services. Ombuds know the services well and can help people resolve problems.
Use the phone numbers below to contact an Ombuds in your area:
|Great Rivers||Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Pacific, Wahkiakum||
|Greater Columbia||Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Kittitas, Wall Walla, Whitman, Yakima||
|North Central||Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Okanogan||
|North Sound||Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom||
|Salish||Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap||
|Spokane||Adams, Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens||
|Southwest||Clark, Klickitat, Skamania||
Michelle Tinkler, Director
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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7): 1-800-273-TALK or text 741741
WA Perinatal Support Line: (888) 404-7763
Mental health support, information & referrals for pregnant women
WA Warm Line: (877) 500-WARM
Peer support for people living with emotional and mental health challenges. (Wed.-Sun. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
Washington Recovery Help Line is a statewide 24-hour crisis intervention and referral line for those struggling with issues related to substance abuse, problem gambling and mental health. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health, substance use or problem gambling crisis please call (866) 789-1511 or visit warecoveryhelpline.org
Behavioral Health Support Groups
AL-Anon & ALA-Teen: (800) 726-8094
Support for family members who have loved ones experiencing alcohol use problems.
Gamblers Anonymous: (855) 222-5542
For other support groups and 12 step support groups (such as Alcoholics Anonymous) Google “12 step meetings and/or support groups near me”.
Stopoverdose.org: crisis and treatment resources including medication assisted treatment for opioid addiction
The Member Handbook tells you what you need to know about your Molina Healthcare Apple Health (Medicaid) Health Plan.